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Kerman, Judith

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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

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