Learn More

Judith Viorst

(February 2, 1931)

Judith Viorst
Do you like this poet?
204 person liked.
111 person did not like.

an American author, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is perhaps best known for her children's literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (about the death of a pet) and the Alexander series of short picture books.

Viorst is a 1952 graduate of the Newark College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. In 1968, Viorst signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War. In the latter part of the 1970s, after two decades of writing for children and adults, she turned to the study of Freudian psychology. In 1981, and after six years of study at Washington ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Quotations

more quotations »
  • Craving that old sweet oneness yet dreading engulfment, wishing to be our mother's and yet be our own, we stormily swing from mood to mood, advancing and retreating—the quintessential model of tw...
    Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. author and poet. Necessary Loses, ch. 3 (1986).
  • The need to become a separate self is as urgent as the yearning to merge forever. And as long as we, not our mother, initiate parting, and as long as our mother remains reliably there, it seems possib...
    Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. author and poet. Necessary Loses, ch. 3 (1986).
  • Somewhere slightly before or after the close of our second decade, we reach a momentous milestone—childhood's end. We have left a safe place and can't go home again. We have moved into a world wh...
    Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 10 (1986).
  • ''Adolescence involves our nutty-desperate-ecstatic-rash psychological efforts to come to terms with new bodies and outrageous urges.''
    Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 10 (1986).
  • A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee—not playing soccer, not playing football—but by falling off his chair in the middle of French ...
    Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 10 (1986).
Read more quotations »

Comments about Judith Viorst

more comments »
Click here to write your comments about Judith Viorst
  • Rookie Mamel Teh (9/15/2006 8:40:00 AM)

    The poem Apology is a good reading material for Filipino schoolchildren.


    -------------
    13 September 2006


    Ms. Judith Viorst
    Author
    Email: info@annonline.co, judithviorst.com, www.brownielocks.com

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of peace!

    This is a follow-up to our request for your kind permission to use your poem, APOLOGY from the website http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com, in the Elementary Reading grade two textbook manuscript we are currently preparing and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. here in the Philippines.

    Kindly send us your reply at JFC Publishing House, Inc.,105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632)
    456-1715 or e-mail your reply at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com and mamel_teh@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro
    Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City

    Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    ------------
    02 July 2006


    MS. JUDITH VIORST
    Author

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    We are currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which is part of the textbook series being coordinated by Dr. Maria Alicia Bustos-Orosa of De La Salle University-Manila and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. We came across your poems that are good reading materials for Filipino school children. In this regard, we would like to request your kind permission to use your beautiful poem, APOLOGY (year?) , which was downloaded from the web site http//www.barkingspiderpoetry.com.

    Please be assured that we will make proper acknowledgment of the text material in the textbook.

    If you are agreeable, kindly sign the permission form below and return the duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com, whichever is most convenient.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM
    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________
    SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME

    Remarks:
    ----------------
    21 June 2006


    http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    I am currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which JFC Publishing House is scheduled to publish. In this regard,
    I would like to request your kind permission to use the following poems from your website:
    1. APOLOGY by Judith Viorst (year?)
    2. CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW by CJ Heck (year?)

    Please be assured that I will make proper acknowledgment of the text materials in the textbook.

    If you are amenable, kindly sign the permission form below and send a duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    Teacher Teacher
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM

    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________ __________________________________ SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME
    Remarks:




    21 June 2006


    Permissions Department
    Picture Book Studio
    10 Central Street, Saxonville
    MA 01701, USA

    21 June 2006


    http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    I am currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which JFC Publishing House is scheduled to publish. In this regard,
    I would like to request your kind permission to use the following poems from your website:
    1. APOLOGY by Judith Viorst (year?)
    2. CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW by CJ Heck (year?)

    Please be assured that I will make proper acknowledgment of the text materials in the textbook.

    If you are amenable, kindly sign the permission form below and send a duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    Teacher Teacher
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM

    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________ __________________________________ SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME
    Remarks:

  • Rookie Mamel Teh (9/15/2006 8:36:00 AM)

    13 September 2006


    Ms. Judith Viorst
    Author
    Email: info@annonline.co, judithviorst.com, www.brownielocks.com

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of peace!

    This is a follow-up to our request for your kind permission to use your poem, APOLOGY from the website http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com, in the Elementary Reading grade two textbook manuscript we are currently preparing and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. here in the Philippines.

    Kindly send us your reply at JFC Publishing House, Inc.,105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632)
    456-1715 or e-mail your reply at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com and mamel_teh@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro
    Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City

    Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City



    13 September 2006


    Ms. Judith Viorst
    Author
    Email: info@annonline.co, judithviorst.com, www.brownielocks.com

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of peace!

    This is a follow-up to our request for your kind permission to use your poem, APOLOGY from the website http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com, in the Elementary Reading grade two textbook manuscript we are currently preparing and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. here in the Philippines.

    Kindly send us your reply at JFC Publishing House, Inc.,105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632)
    456-1715 or e-mail your reply at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com and mamel_teh@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro
    Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City

    Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City



    13 September 2006


    Ms. Judith Viorst
    Author
    Email: info@annonline.co, judithviorst.com, www.brownielocks.com

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of peace!

    This is a follow-up to our request for your kind permission to use your poem, APOLOGY from the website http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com, in the Elementary Reading grade two textbook manuscript we are currently preparing and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. here in the Philippines.

    Kindly send us your reply at JFC Publishing House, Inc.,105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632)
    456-1715 or e-mail your reply at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com and mamel_teh@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro
    Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City

    Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    -------------
    21 June 2006


    http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    I am currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which JFC Publishing House is scheduled to publish. In this regard,
    I would like to request your kind permission to use the following poems from your website:
    1. APOLOGY by Judith Viorst (year?)
    2. CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW by CJ Heck (year?)

    Please be assured that I will make proper acknowledgment of the text materials in the textbook.

    If you are amenable, kindly sign the permission form below and send a duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    Teacher Teacher
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM

    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________ __________________________________ SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME
    Remarks:
    --------------
    02 July 2006


    MS. JUDITH VIORST
    Author

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    We are currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which is part of the textbook series being coordinated by Dr. Maria Alicia Bustos-Orosa of De La Salle University-Manila and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. We came across your poems that are good reading materials for Filipino school children. In this regard, we would like to request your kind permission to use your beautiful poem, APOLOGY (year?) , which was downloaded from the web site http//www.barkingspiderpoetry.com.

    Please be assured that we will make proper acknowledgment of the text material in the textbook.

    If you are agreeable, kindly sign the permission form below and return the duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com, whichever is most convenient.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM
    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________
    SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME

    Remarks

  • Rookie Mamel Teh (9/15/2006 8:33:00 AM)

    13 September 2006


    Ms. Judith Viorst
    Author
    Email: info@annonline.co, judithviorst.com, www.brownielocks.com

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of peace!

    This is a follow-up to our request for your kind permission to use your poem, APOLOGY from the website http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com, in the Elementary Reading grade two textbook manuscript we are currently preparing and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. here in the Philippines.

    Kindly send us your reply at JFC Publishing House, Inc.,105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632)
    456-1715 or e-mail your reply at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com and mamel_teh@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro
    Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City

    Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    -------------

    21 June 2006


    http: //www.barkingspiderpoetry.com

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    I am currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which JFC Publishing House is scheduled to publish. In this regard,
    I would like to request your kind permission to use the following poems from your website:
    1. APOLOGY by Judith Viorst (year?)
    2. CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW by CJ Heck (year?)

    Please be assured that I will make proper acknowledgment of the text materials in the textbook.

    If you are amenable, kindly sign the permission form below and send a duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    Teacher Teacher
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM

    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________ __________________________________ SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME
    Remarks:
    --------------

    02 July 2006


    MS. JUDITH VIORST
    Author

    Dear Ms. Viorst:

    Greetings of goodwill!

    We are currently preparing a textbook in Reading for second grade students in the elementary level, which is part of the textbook series being coordinated by Dr. Maria Alicia Bustos-Orosa of De La Salle University-Manila and to be published by JFC Publishing House, Inc. We came across your poems that are good reading materials for Filipino school children. In this regard, we would like to request your kind permission to use your beautiful poem, APOLOGY (year?) , which was downloaded from the web site http//www.barkingspiderpoetry.com.

    Please be assured that we will make proper acknowledgment of the text material in the textbook.

    If you are agreeable, kindly sign the permission form below and return the duplicate copy of the letter to the undersigned at 105 Gremville Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116, Philippines. You can also send a facsimile at (632) 456-1715 or e-mail a scanned copy at jfc_publishinghouse@yahoo.com, whichever is most convenient.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Very truly yours,

    Annabelle A. Fabro Eleanor Pagayon-Pineda
    English Teacher, Grade School Teacher, Grade School
    St. Mary’s College-Quezon City St. Mary’s College-Quezon City
    ------------------------------
    PERMISSION FORM
    Permission granted by Date: ____________________________

    __________________________________
    SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED NAME

    Remarks:

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]