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(1945- ) US translator, publisher, academic, anthologist and poet (see Poetry), active from the 1970s; academic work is usually signed Judith B Kerman. Her poetry might be described as generally comprising personalized takes on tropes of the fantastic, with the teller of the poem, usually presented in a moderately fantasticated first person, governing the outcome. Her anthology Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic (anth 2000) with Don Riggs assembles a modest range of her own work, plus a wide range of other poets of the fantastic, including Brian Aldiss, Joe Haldeman, Patrick O'Leary, Rick Wilber and Jane Yolen.
Kerman's two critical anthologies, Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (anth 1991) with John Edgar Browning and The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives (anth, 2014) with John Edgar Browning, reprint useful essays. [JC]
Judith B Kerman
born New York: 5 October 1945
- Mothering (Ridgeway, Colorado: Adeline Eavenson, 1976) [poem: chap: pb/]
- Mothering & Dream of Rain (Roseville, Michigan: Ridgeway Press, 1996) [poetry: chap: exp of the above as coll: pb/Judith Kerman]
- 3 Marbles (Windsor, Ontario: Cranberry Tree Press, 1999) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/Judith Kerman]
- Galvanic Response (Greensboro, North Carolina: March Street Press, 2005) [coll: chap: pb/]
- Aleph, Broken: Poems from my Diaspora (Broadstone Books, 2016) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/]
works as editor
- Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic (Saginaw, Michigan: Mayapple Press, 2000) with Don Riggs [poetry: anth: pb/Judith Clute]
- Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991) with John Edgar Browning [nonfiction: anth: hb/Gary Dumm]
- The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2014) with John Edgar Browning [nonfiction: anth: contents mostly taken (usually with revisions) from The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (volume 5, number 2 1993): in the publisher's Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series: pb/Gyula Pauer]
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