Judith Tannenbaum


Judith has taught poetry in urban, rural and suburban public schools through California Poets in the Schools, and at San Quentin and other state prisons through Arts-in-Corrections. She created a cross-age, community, poetry program at the continuation high school in Albany, California, and at one of the town’s primary schools. She also designed a poetry intensive for gifted teen-agers that she taught for nine summers at UC Berkeley. Judith has a strong commitment to prisoners and prison issues. She wrote and edited California’s Arts-in-Corrections newsletter, their book-length Manual For Artists Working In Prison, and the Handbook for Arts in the Youth Authority Program. She also completed a feasibility study for arts programming in Minnesota state prisons, and has participated in and chaired many panels on prison arts. She has taught in prisons across the country, and has been keynote speaker and on panels at many conferences on prison and prison arts.

WEBSITE: judithtannenbaum.com/prison-arts (Inactive as of 9/28/15)