Judy Halebsky is the author of the poetry collections Sky=Empty and Tree Line, both published by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Her honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Japanese Ministry of Culture as well as the Poets-Under-Forty award from Sixteen Rivers Press. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she lived in Japan for five years training in Noh theatre and Butoh dance. In 2012, on a Graves Award she traveled to places in Northern Honshu that Basho visited in his travel journal Narrow Road. She now lives in Oakland and teaches at Dominican University of California.