ʻMemoryʼs snapshots and machinations, its random catalogues of our pasts, lie beautifully revealed.ʼ
Anthony Lynch, Australian Book Review
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Stone Scar Air Water
Walleah Press, 2013
ʻJohnsonʼs poetic voice has an exacting edge to it, demanding our attention, inciting unease. The cool polish of the surface tension, the glint of something barbarous rising from the depths.ʼ Jennifer Compton
ʻ...an evocative and memorable collection, showing a poet clearly in charge of her craft but also brave enough to go beyond the frames of the comfortable...ʼ Rose Lucas, Australian Book Review.
ʻ...an important addition to this ﬁne poetʼs oeuvre...ʼ Anthony Lynch, Cordite.
This collection was shortlisted in the West Australian Premierʼs Awards.
2013 A pocket book of poetry incorporating poems from previous collections.
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ʻA “wild mouse” of sea, sex and hallucination. Judy Johnson is a terriﬁc storyteller.ʼ Dorothy Porter..
ʻIf I had to compare her to anyone writing today, it would be Anne Carson. Their inspirations differ, but their poetry achieves–through a masterly command of language and a kind of imaginative completeness–the fullest potential of the verse novel.' Cameron Woodhead, Sydney Morning Herald.
ʻThe narrative is compelling, characters powerful, and the setting at once squalid and rich. the tension sustained here between a claustrophobic pearling lugger and the seductive tropical seas is unrelenting.ʼ Judges comments, Victorian Premierʼs Awards.
ʻJackʼ won the Victorian Premierʼs Award. It was on the Sydney and Melbourne University syllabus.