Judy Grahn

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Date of Birth July 28, 1940
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 80 years old
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Judy Rae Grahn is an American poet and author. Grahn's work focuses on her feminist and lesbian experience.

Born: July 28, 1940, Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: poet
Nationality: American
Genre: Lesbian Feminism/Poetry

About Judy Grahn

Feminist poet and nonfiction author known for Blood, Bread, and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World; Edward the Dyke and Other Poems; The Queen of Swords, and other works. She was a recipient of the Lambda Literary Award and the American Book Award.

Before Fame

She joined the United States Air Force, but was discharged at age twenty-one because of her homosexual orientation.


She taught at the New College of California and at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.

Family Life

She was born in Chicago, but she spent most of her youth in the New Mexico desert.


Grahn and Audre Lorde were contemporaries and fellow lesbian, feminist poets.

Information related to Judy Grahn

  • New College of California alumni
  • New College of California faculty
  • Lesbian feminists
  • LGBT people from Illinois
  • Writers from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • American feminist writers
  • LGBT poets
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Latest information about Judy Grahn updated on September 17, 2020.

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