Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson


Judy Johnson has published six poetry collections and several chapbooks. Her prizes include the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize (twice) and her work as been shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Award. Her verse novel ‘Jack’ was on the Sydney and Melbourne University syllabus. She is one of four editors of a landmark 25-year retrospective anthology of Australian verse, Contemporary Australian Poetry. Her new book, Dark Convicts, is a poetic exploration of her two First Fleet ancestors, who were African-American ex-slaves.

All sessions by Judy Johnson

BOOK LAUNCH – Dark Convicts

08 Apr 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
The Press Book House, 462 Hunter Street

Port of Newcastle – Poetry in the Place

09 Apr 2017
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Port of Newcastle Marquee

Is Poetry the Most Vital Literary Art Form in Australia?

09 Apr 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cummings Room, City Hall