Dear Judith Wright

Lisa Stice is a poet/mother/military spouse who received a BA in English literature from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. While it is difficult to say where home is, she currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter and dog. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of a poetry collection, Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016). You can find out more about her and her publications at and Stice writes, “For several months, I read collections by poets who write/wrote in times of conflict, and Judith Wright's A Human Pattern was among them. Wright wrote in support of the people with the least amount of power: indigenous tribes, women, and children. I wrote "Dear Judith Wright" to the spirit of Wright, knowing she would empathize with the military children who are too young to really understand or express their feelings.”

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