Jude Nutter is the recipient of several major poetry awards including: the Marlboro Review Prize for Poetry, the Loft National Prize for Poetry, the Listowel Writers' Week Prize in Poetry, the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize, and The Marjorie J. Wilson Award for Excellence in Poetry. She holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Art Printmaking and is graduate of the MFA Poetry program at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, received an International Merit Award and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three years in a row. In 2002 she received a Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Residency and a State Arts Grant from the state of Minnesota. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, she now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches at The Loft, with COMPAS, at the Weisman Art Museum, and in an alcohol treatment centre for adolescents.