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Swarstad Johnson

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About Me

About Me

Julie Swarstad Johnson is the author of Pennsylvania Furnace (2019), editor's choice selection for the Unicorn Press first book series, and co-editor of Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (University of Arizona Press, 2020). She has served as Poet in Residence at Lowell Observatory and at Gettysburg National Military Park, which led to the chapbook Orchard Light (Seven Kitchens Press, 2020). In March 2024, she will be part of Imagination 1, a simulated lunar mission with an all-artist crew. She lives in Tucson and works as an archivist and librarian at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. 

Listen to interviews with The Planetary Society and Lowell Observatory. Or read interviews with Under a Warm Green Linden and the Gettysburg Foundation.



Unicorn Press, 2019

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Seven Kitchens Press, 2020

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The University of Arizona Press, 2020



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