Judith still lives in our hearts. I have been fortunate to read her beautiful poetry on the Flash Poesy thread on the now closed Authonomy website. May she rest in peace, 🙂
Today on my blog I am really pleased to be able to share the poetry of a woman I knew nothing about, until I was contacted by fellow writer David Venner who, in writing this post, drew my attention to the work of Judith Williamson. Reading The Supporter, shared below, I marvelled at the warmth and wit in her work and, with the poem Home, the breadth of her work is illustrated. A collection of her poetry was published posthumously in 2015.
The name Judith Williamson may not be familiar to readers of this blog. As ‘J L Fontaine’, Judith was a published author. She had been writing since her teens but her first novel The Mark was not published until April last year. Her poetry, beautifully crafted but until recently known only to close family, reached a wider readership in 2014/15 through her participation in an online poetry project, ‘52’, in…
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