I have long been a fan of Edward Nudelman whose work has always touched me. I find his point of view riveting and his subject choices varied and thought provocative. I am so happy he has agreed to judge the contest this year.
Here is some information on this very interesting and intelligent poet:
Edward Nudelman’s frst book of poetry, "Night Fires," was a semifinalist for the Journal Award ("The Wheeler Prize) given by OSU Press in 2009. "Night Fires" was published by Pudding House Publications in 2009. He received a Pushcart Nomination for "Two Sides of Self" in 2009. "Casting the Nines," an anthology of nine poets with nine poems (PHP, 2009) honored Nudelman as one of nine selected poets contributing poems.
Some of his poems have been recently published in Poets and Artists (Oranges and Sardines), Ampersand, Syntax, The Atlanta Review, OCHO, Mipoesias, Plainsongs, Tears in the Fence, Floating Bridge Press, The Orange Room Review, The Penwood Review, Syntax (Denver Review), The White Leaf Review, Adagio Verse Quarterly, and others.
Nudelman is a noted cancer research biologist with over 70 published papers in top journals. He has published two widely read books on an American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith (Pelican Publishing, 1989, 1990).
A native of Seattle, Nudelman is currently working and living just north of Boston with his wife and their obstreperous Golden Retriever, Sofie.
I sincerely thank Ed for agreeing to lend his expertise and keen "ear"to this effort.