“After” by Judith Prest
by Judith Prest
Finish Line Press
Judith Prest is a poet, photographer, mixed media artist and creativity coach. Her poems have been published in several literary journals and in seven anthologies. A retired school social worker, she currently works part time running Recovery Writing and Expressive Art groups at New Choices Recovery center in Schenectady NY. She also gives workshops and leads retreats for Poetry, Expressive Arts, Creativity and Healing. She lives in Duanesburg, NY with her husband and three cats, also the home of her business, Spirit Wind Studio, LLC.
This book of poems gives voice to the experience of rape – the unspeakable brutality women experience at the hands of men. I want to be unwaveringly attentive to Judith’s fierce and bold clarity. But this is hard because these raw poems make me flinch. And they should. –John Fox, poet, director of Institute for Poetic Medicine, and author of Poetic Medicine, and Finding What You Didn’t Lose.