Judy Kronenfeld was born in New York City and educated at Smith College and at Stanford University where she received a Ph.D. in English. She is the author of a previous full-length collection and two chapbooks of poetry, the most recent being Ghost Nurseries (Finishing Line, 2005). She has also published criticism and reviews on Renaissance subjects in many scholarly journals, and a book on Shakespeare, KING LEAR and the Naked Truth: Rethinking the Language of Religion and Resistance (Duke, 1998). Her poems have appeared in such journals as The Women’s Review of Books, Poetry International, Natural Bridge, The Pedestal, Cimarron Review, Calyx, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Hiram Poetry Review, among many others; they have also appeared in a number of anthologies including Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (Iowa, 2004), and Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets (Tebot Bach, 2006). Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in The Madison Review, The North American Review, Under the Sun, and Chelsea, among other places. She has taught English literature at UC Riverside, UC Irvine and Purdue University and, since 1984, has taught in the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside.
Judy Kronenfeld lives in Riverside, California, with her anthropologist husband. They are the parents of a grown son and daughter.