I was born in 1940 and grew up in East Sussex. I took a Modern History degree and afterwards married a lawyer, wrote history for students, worked for now non-existent Chelsea Labour Party and reviewed for the Evening Standard, while my two children were small.

During the 1970s I turned to poetry, fiction and art, including painting and printmaking. I hope/ think my feminist socialist beliefs, blended with a childhood fascination with myth, are threaded through my writing, including my fiction, and in my pictures.
Around 2000 I returned to live in Lewes among the South Downs in East Sussex. So ended my slightly weird life in London where I was spending three months a year in Key West and other parts of the US (my husband Irving Weinman is an American writer).
Aside from my books and art shows my work has appeared in the UK and internationally in anthologies and magazines. I have read and given workshops at many festival and poetry venues, as well as showing my pictures in Lewes and Key West..

Over the nineties I worked for Kalayaan - Justice for Migrant Domestic Workers. In 1999 after many years’ membership I painfully left Blair’s Labour Party, and since 2001 I’ve helped to campaign for Occupied Palestine. In 2007 I was proud to be given the Society of Authors’ Cholmondeley Award for poetic achievement.




What's New


Judith's tenth volume, Sister Invention, is published in April 2014, featuring seventy-two poems and a beautiful cover image by Carolyn Trant.


Carolyn Trant says of Clickety Clackety: "Wickedly grim and darkly subversive." Judith's newest book was published in September 2012, following a launch at the Lewes Artwave Festival.


The Odysseus Poems: Reissued
Judith presents Odysseus' journey for a new generation of readers, in a new edition by Waterloo press. More in Books.


George III Handprinted Pamphlet
The replica eighteenth century 8pp pamphlet poem comes in a scarlet, terra cotta or orange jacket. It is a signed limited edition of 50, printed in period type, black on period white on a specially made replica of an eighteenth century printing press.

You can buy the pamphlet, and see the press, at the Tom Paine Printing Press, 151, High Street, Lewes, or you can order direct from Judith.

You can also enquire about this and some of my other books at Sky-Lark, in the Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes.