Rebekah Judson is a recent high school graduate currently serving in the South Bronx area of New York City as a full-time elementary school volunteer (a position that inspires more poetry than you might imagine). Her work has most recently appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine and elimae. In the fall of 2008, Rebekah will continue her poetic pursuits (as well as many other endeavors) as a student at Swarthmore College.

In answer to our question of why she writes, Rebekah responded:

"I write because I’m addicted to the idea of translation. I’m fascinated by this cycle that occurs when I translate images or concepts into words, only for these words to be translated back into the mental imagery of the reader. I’m constantly trying to better understand this process, to become more intimately aware of the nuances, the gradations, the shades of meaning that become magnified within this sequence of transformation."







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