Winner of the 2009 New Issues Poetry Prize
“I was caught by the clarity of mind and expression of Sky=Empty — a quality distinctive at any time. I was caught by the ear and eye, the tone of voice, and the easy movement between inner and outer. The respect for language is tangible. This is a beautiful, engaging first book, the sort of book one may buy a second copy of to give away.”
—Marvin Bell, from the Judge’s Citation
Judy Halebsky is a contributing editor and translator for the bilingual poetry journal Eki Mae. Residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony have supported her work. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she spent five years in Japan studying art and literature on fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Education. She teaches writing and world literature at Dominican University of California and is artist-in-residence at Theatre of Yugen.