Judith Arcana

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General Information

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Name: Judith Arcana

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio

Website: http://www.juditharcana.com

Email: ja@juditharcana.com

Illinois Connection

Arcana lived in Illinois nearly forty years, mostly in Chicago (also in Champaign and Skokie). She has strong memories of the northwestern part of the state (especially the Mississippi Palisades and Pecatonica) and of pre-interstate highway travel, heading north to Wisconsin on Route 41.

Her father was born and raised in Chicago and downstate, in the tri-state region by the river; her son, born in the same Chicago hospital as his grandfather, was also raised there.

All of Judith's graduations were in Illinois: 8th grade from Sharp Corner School, high school from Niles Township HS-East (the original beautiful building), BA from Northwestern University, MA from Goddard College's Chicago outpost, Phd from Loyola University of Chicago (she also attended the University of Illinois and Depaul).

Biographical and Professional Information

Judith Arcana's biographical, professional information, can be found on her website as can information about her writing that appears in anthologies and journals.

Along with the books listed below, she has also written the chapbook, Soon to be a Major Motion Picture and Zine Janebill: Keesha, Joanie and JANE.

Published Works

  • Every Mother's Son, Seal Press, 1986
  • Our Mother's Daughters, Woman's Press Ltd., 1993
  • Grace Paley's Life Stories: A Literary Biography , University of Illinois Press, 1994
  • What if your Mother, Chicory Blue Press, 2005
  • 4th Period English, 2009
  • She Said, Radix Media, 2011
  • The Parachute Jump Effect, Uttered Chaos, 2012
  • Here From Somewhere Else, Left Fork, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Judith's Speaking Engagements can be accessed under the "NEWS" section of her website homepage.

She can be reached via email through the "CONTACT" button on her website.

External Links

Judith Arcana on WorldCat


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