Jude Nutter was born North Yorkshire, England, and grew up in northern Germany.
Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international journals including
Alaska Quarterly Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal,
Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association,
Marlboro Review, MARGIE, Missouri Review, Nimrod International Journal,
Notre Dame Review, Southern Poetry Review, Stand (UK), Sycamore Review and Words and Images.
She is the recipient of several awards and grants including two Minnesota State Arts Grants,
A McKnight Fellowship, the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize, the Listowel Prize (Ireland),
the Larry Levis Prize, the International War Poetry Award, The Marjorie J. Wilson Award for
Excellence in Poetry, the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize and the Missouri Review Editors’
Prize. Her first book-length collection, Pictures of the Afterlife (Salmon Poetry, Ireland),
was published in 2002. The The Curator of Silence (University of Notre Dame Press), her second
collection, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded the
2007 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. A third collection,
I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (University of Notre Dame Press) was published
in the spring of 2009. In 2004/2005 she spent two months in Antarctica as a participant in
the National Science Foundation’s Writers and Artists Program.
She has been living and working in Minneapolis since 1998.