The People Involved

Judith Rypma

Judith Rypma

Presenter

Prof. Judith Rypma, of the Department of English at Western Michigan University, is an Oz enthusiast and folklorist who has taught Baum's first novel for over two decades. She is also widely published as a poet, and her work has been included in the Baum Bugle. Her newest poetry collection, Worshipping at Lenin's Mausoleum (Futurecycle Press), also makes multiple allusions to Oz.

  • Kalamazoo, MI