Her first book, Lake Songs And Other Fears, was recipient of the US Award of the International Poetry Forum in 1974. Her other full-length books are Yellow Dog Journal, In The Presence Of Mothers, and Dancing The Fault. Her chapbooks are Letters To My Daughters, Counting The Losses and The Mad Painter Poems. Judith’s poetry, essays and short stories have been published in numerous magazines and in over fifty anthologies.
In July, renowned poet Diane Wakoski suggested that Judith Minty be nominated Michigan state poet laureate instead of songwriter Bob Seger since Seger has never been considered a poet. Wakoski wrote: "Judith represents the state in a wonderful way. She’s a woman, which would be nice, a native Michigander, she is in love with the wilderness, and has a whole series of poems… about the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula."