Judith Emlyn Johnson (formerly, Johnson Sherwin)

47 Perry Road
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 
201-282-5916

Author's Bio

Judith E. Johnson, poet, fiction-writer, performance artist, and editor, is the author of eight poetry books, including Cities of Mathematics and Desire and The Ice Lizard (Sheep Meadow Press, 2005 and 1992). Her widely exhibited inter-media installation, "Friedrich Liebermann, American Artist," is forthcoming as a digital novel. Former President both of the Board of Associated Writing Programs, and of the Poetry Society of America, she is editor of 13th Moon Press, which publishes 13th Moon: A Feminist Literary magazine, The Little Magazine, and starting in 2008, poetry, fiction and children’s books. Between 1955 and 1985, she published under her married name, Judith Johnson Sherwin. Now retired, she is Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at Albany

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Cities of Mathematics and Desire
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2005)
, Dead 's Good Company (Waste Trilogy III)
(Countryman Press, 1979)
, How the Dead Count: Poems
(Norton, 1978)
, Impossible Buildings: Poems
(Doubleday, 1972)
, The Ice Lizard: Poems
(Sheep Meadow Press, 1992)
, The Life of Riot: Short Stories
(Atheneum, 1970)
, The Town Scold: Poems (Waste Trilogy I)
(Countryman Press, 1977)
, Transparencies: Poems (Waste Trilogy II)
(Countryman Press, 1978)
, Uranium Poems
(Yale University Press, 1969)
Anthologies: 
Chick-Lit: Postmodern Fiction by Women, ed. Cris Mazza
(Fiction Collective Two, 1995)
, Gods and Mortals: Contemporary Poetry on Classical Themes,ed. Nina Kossman
(Oxford University Press, 2001)
, Legacies, ed. Carley Bogarad and Jan Schmidt
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994)
, New York Poems, ed. Howard Moss,
(Avon, 1982)
, One Hundred Great Poems by Women, ed. Carolyn Kizer
(Ecco Press, 1995)
, Strong/Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms, ed.Philip Dacey
(Harper & Row, 1986)
, Text-Sound Texts, ed. Richard Kostelanetz
(Morrow, 1980)
, The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, ed. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1975)
, The Stonewall Book of Short Fictions, ed. Robert Coover and Kent Dixon
(Stonewall, 1973)
, The Treasury of American Poetry, ed. Nancy Sullivan
(Random House, 1978)
, The Yale Younger Poets Anthology, ed. George Bradley
(Yale University Press, 1998)
Journals: 
Atlantic Monthly, Chelsea, Ms. Magazine, New York Times, Nimrod, Playboy, The New Yorker
Performances: 
Brown University Conference on Experimental Fiction
(1993)
, PEN American Center, Berkeley, CA
(1988)
, Piano Trap Operas, Central Hall Artists
(1982)
, Poets at the Public
(1978)
, S.U.N.Y. Albany Jawbone Series
(1985)
, S.U.N.Y. Writers' Conference, Binghamton, NY
(1987)
Prizes Won: 
Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, N.E.A.Poetry Fellowship, Playboy Fiction Prize, Poetry Society of America Alice Faye Di Castagnola Prize, Nimrod International's Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
French
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
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Last updated: Oct 15, 2012