Author: Julia Mae Johnson

Julia Mae Johnson grew up in New Orleans. Her first book of poems, Naming the Afternoon, was published by the Louisiana State University Press in 2002 and was the winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers' New Writing Award. The Falling Horse, was published by Factory Hollow Press in 2012. SUBSIDENCE (Groundhog Poetry Press LLC, 2016) is her third book. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Third Coast, Poetry International, Cake Train, Blackbird, Washington Square, Sentence, Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume IV: Louisiana (2012). She holds degrees from Hollins College in Virginia (B.A.) and from The University of Virginia (M.F.A.) where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky where she directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing.

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Groundhog Poetry Press LLC

Poetry. The poems of Julia Johnson's third book, SUBSIDENCE, speak on personal, geological, and metaphysical levels about subsidence, both as a concept and as a fact of the slowly dissolving American Gulf Coast. Richly lyrical and deeply felt, Johns...

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