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Essay Collections



Poems listed below can be found in the book What Lies Beyond: Poems, except for those with an asterisk.

  • “Restoring Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom: 2015”
  • “Emily’s Economies”
  • “The Marathon Poetry Reading at the Library of Congress, 12/20/2014”

Bulletin of the Emily Dickinson International Society” Vol. 29, No. 2, Nov.-Dec. 2017

  • “Walking to the Post Office”
  • “Grand’Mere”
  • “Emily Bronte at My Prep School”
  • “Dawn Declensions: Florida”
  • “The Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris”
  • “The House of Pain”

OCHO #12 September 2007 (Mi Poessias, Bloomington, IL) [These poems were solicited and published by invitation of the editor, Grace Cavalieri; other poets in the volume include former Poet Laureate of the U.S. Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of Delaware Fleda Brown, and Reed Whittemore, former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.]

  • “Remembering 28th August 1971”
  • “Elegy on My Mother’s Madness”
  • “To a Nun Who Taught Ninth Grade English”

Manhattan Poetry Review, Spring 1982

  • “An Old Lady Poet”*
  • “At the Garden Club”*

Manhattan Poetry Review 2

  • “Corot, Lewis Carroll, Monasticism, Crewel Embroidery, and Thoughts on an Old Love”*
  • “Garden”*
  • “Looking-Back Rime or What Poets Used to Do”*

Manhattan Poetry Review 4

  • “Canzone: On Cosimo Tura, ‘Madonna in the Garden’ ca. 1470”*
  • “Meditation on John H. Twachtman, ‘Winter Harmony’ ca. 1892”*
  • “Agnes Martin’s Untitled No. 8 1975, in the Pace Gallery NYC”*

Manhattan Poetry Review 7

  • “The Children.”*

Riverside Anthology 3, Twayne Publishers New York, 1958

Short Stories

  • “The Butterfly” from The Minnesota Review, Fall 1967
  • “The Brooch,” in New Campus Writing #4, Grove Press 1962, 226-234. [Published under my maiden name, Judith Banzer]
  • “The Dead Woman,” The Minnesota Review, Spring 1965

Critical Essays

  • "A Tribute to Richard Wilbur," in Bulletin of The Emily Dickinson Society, vol. 30, No.1, May-June 2018, pp.20-22.
  • “Introduction” to Maxine Silverman, Transport of the Aim, a Parallel Press Chapbook, pp. 8-9.
  • “Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium,” in Nature’s Garden, Summer 2008, pp. 73-77.
  • “Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers” (New York Botanical Garden Magazine, April 2010.)
  • “Emily Dickinson and Marriage: ‘The Etruscan Experiment,’” in Reading Emily Dickinson’s Letters, ed. Jane Donahue Eberwein and Cindy MacKenzie. (Amherst: Univ. of Mass. Press, 2009), 161-188
  • Selection from The Gardens of Emily Dickinson, reprinted in the National Endowment for the Arts Reader’s Guide to The Poetry of Emily Dickinson. “The Big Read,” Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2009. 12-13
  • “Dickinson and the Visual Arts,” in The Emily Dickinson Handbook, ed. Grabher, Hagenbuchle, and Miller (Univ. of Mass. Press, 1998) 61-92
  • “Emily Dickinson” in Encyclopedia of American Poetry, “The Nineteenth Century,” ed. Eric L. Haralson (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998), 120-130
  • “Samuel Bowles” in An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia, ed. Jane Donahue Eberwein (Greenwood Press, 1998), 29-32
  • “The Ghazaliat of Molana Shah Magsoud Sadegh Angha and Literary Tradition”, Introduction to Ghazaliat (University Press of America, 1995), ix-xix)
  • “Disclosing Pictures: Emily Dickinson’s Quotations from the Paintings of Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and William Holman Hunt,” The Emily Dickinson Journal, II, 2, 1993, 66-77
  • “D.H. Lawrence’s Mother as Sleeping Beauty: The ‘Still Queen’ of His Poems and Fictions,” Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 1990, Vol. 36, no. 2, 195-205
  • “Emily Dickinson’s ‘Engulfing’ Play: Antony and Cleopatra” in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Vol. 9, No. 2, Fall 1990, 231-250
  • “Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, and the ‘Undying Life’ Within,” Victorians Institute Journal, 1989, pp. 87-103
  • “Elinor Wylie, Edna St.Vincent Millay and the Elizabethan Sonnet Tradition,” in Poetic Traditions of the English Renaissance, ed. Maynard Mack & George DeForest Lord (New Haven: Yale UP, 1982), 287-305
  • “Emily Dickinson and the Metaphysical Poets”, American Literature, 1961, 417-433. [Published under my maiden name, Judith Banzer.] [Reprinted in The Best from American Literature, ed. Cady & Budd, (Duke UP, 1989), 52-68) under my married name, Judith Farr]


  • Hawthorne, A Life, in The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2004
  • Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant, in America 176, no. 4, 8 Feb 1997
  • Leopoldo Duran, Graham Greene, in America, 29 April 1995
  • D.H. Lawrence, Southern Humanities Review, XXVII, Winter 1993
  • Lorrie Goldensohn's Elizabeth Bishop and Bonnie Costello’s Elizabeth Bishop, in Belles Lettres 4, Summer 1992
  • “Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory,” Belles Lettres 7 (1991)