Judith Kazantzis

Standard Name: Kazantzis, Judith
Birth Name: Judith Pakenham
JK , a poet, journalist, historical compiler, short-story writer, visual artist, and blogger of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is known for the strong anti-war, anti-establishment stand she takes in her writings. She has also published translations and one novel.


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Family and Intimate relationships Antonia Fraser
Novelist Anthony Powell was AF 's uncle by marriage (his wife being born a Pakenham). Perhaps not surprisingly in this household full of literary creativity, three of AF's siblings—her sisters Rachel and Judith , and...
Friends, Associates Alison Fell
On her trip to the USA in 1995 she met fellow-novelist Alison Lurie . A couple of years later she went on one foreign trip with novelist A. L. Kennedy and another with poet Judith Kazantzis
Friends, Associates Michèle Roberts
MR 's memoir, Paper Houses, features a huge roster of close friends warmly evoked, some of them long-term commitments and others belonging to some particular period of her life. They include many women who...
Literary responses Alison Fell
Judith Kazantzis praised the poems in this collection as [f]ine, spare yet fluent, occasionally redblooded, exuberant with assured depictions of bleak blowy landscapes which are nevertheless beautiful.
Fell, Alison. Kisses for Mayakovsky. Virago.
This collection won the Alice Hunt Bartlett...
Reception Penelope Shuttle
The year after this PS shared the £6,000 Cholmondeley Award with Judith Kazantzis and Robert Nye (getting £2,000 each).
Textual Features Michelene Wandor
Textual Production Ruth Padel
This poem was reprinted in Angel. Other poets to appear in this series, each on a different coloured sheet of paper, were Carol Ann Duffy , Judi Benson , Anne Born , Carole Coates
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
After working on several other collective anthologies, MR joined forces with Judith Kazantzis and Michelene Wandor in another poetry volume, Touch Papers.
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Textual Production Michelene Wandor
In the same year, she published a collection of poems entitled Touch Papers, jointly with Michèle Roberts and Judith Kazantzis . All three, she said, were feminists who were also convinced of the importance...


17 February 1979: China invaded Vietnam, giving as reasons...

National or international item

17 February 1979

China invaded Vietnam, giving as reasons the disputed status of border territory and Vietnamese incursions across its border.

25 November 1982: Diana Scott issued Bread and Roses: An Anthology...

Women writers item

25 November 1982

Diana Scott issued Bread and Roses: An Anthology of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Poetry by Women Writers.


Kazantzis, Judith. A Poem for Guatemala. Bedlam, 1986.
Kazantzis, Judith. Finding Food. Lilian Mohin, 1976.
Kazantzis, Judith. Flame Tree. Methuen, 1988.
Kazantzis, Judith. “God, An Untitled Story”. God: an Anthology of Fiction, edited by Stephen Hayward and Sarah Lefanu, Serpent’s Tail, 1992, pp. 168-81.
Kazantzis, Judith. In Cyclops’ Cave. Greville Press, 2003.
Kazantzis, Judith. Just After Midnight. Enitharmon, 2004.
Kazantzis, Judith. Let’s Pretend. Virago, 1984.
Kazantzis, Judith. Minefield. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1977.
Kazantzis, Judith. Of Love and Terror. Saqi Books, 2002.
Kazantzis, Judith. “Preface”. Scars upon my Heart: Women’s Poetry and Verse of the First World War, edited by Catherine Reilly, Virago, 1981, p. xv - xxiv.
Kazantzis, Judith. Selected Poems 1977-1992. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1997.
Kazantzis, Judith. Sister Invention. Smokestack Books, 2014.
Kazantzis, Judith. Swimming Through the Grand Hotel. Enitharmon, 1997.
Kazantzis, Judith. “The Errant Unicorn”. On Gender and Writing, edited by Michelene Wandor, Pandora Press, 1983, pp. 24-30.
Kazantzis, Judith. The Florida Swamps. Oasis Chapbooks, 1990.
Kazantzis, Judith, editor. The Gordon Riots: a collection of contemporary documents. Cape, 1967.
Kazantzis, Judith. The Odysseus Poems: Fictions on the Odyssey of Homer. Cargo Press, 1999.
Kazantzis, Judith. The Rabbit Magician Plate. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992.
Kazantzis, Judith. The Wicked Queen. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980.
Kazantzis, Judith et al. Touch Papers. Allison and Busby, 1982.
Kazantzis, Judith, editor. Women in Revolt: the fight for emancipation: a collection of contemporary documents. Cape, 1968.