Judy Lang­ton uses po­etry to re­mem­ber the Holo­caust

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

AU­THOR Judy Lang­ton has pub­lished her de­but book of po­ems.

For­got­ten Eyes fea­tures 47 po­ems, in­clud­ing Lost Years — a mov­ing med­i­ta­tion on her life dur­ing the Holo­caust as a three-year-old. It de­scribes how she went into hid­ing, found her mother and lost her fa­ther.

On Mon­day, Ms Lang­ton, 68, who di­vides her time be­tween Aus­tralia and the UK, will be read­ing from For­got­ten Eyes at Po­etic Li­cence, an an­nual gath­er­ing with three other poets: Jo­hannes Kerkhoven, Jean Pestell and Rosanna Tay­lor, at the Gate­house in High­gate, north Lon­don. She says she has no vivid mem­ory of the war, ex­cept the per­pet­ual chaos and fear. “In life there are good and bad bits and I fo­cus on both in my po­ems.”

Born in Hun­gary, she em­i­grated to Aus­tralia and grad­u­ated from Syd­ney’s Na­tional In­sti­tute of Dra­matic Art. She has writ­ten for The Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald, The Aus­tralian and The Times.

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