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Julie Swarstad Johnson is the author of Pennsylvania Furnace (2019), editor's choice selection for the Unicorn Press first book series. Her chapbook Orchard Light is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press in 2020. She has served as Artist in Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park, and she is co-editor of Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (University of Arizona Press, forthcoming 2020). She lives in Tucson and works at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
"Waiting for the Bridegroom" in Christianity & Literature
"Reading the Landscape" at Architrave Press
"The Good Year," "Minnie Gulch, July 1998," and "Liminal Space" in Mount Hope
"Self-portrait with Tucson" at Passages North
Three poems on place in the Journal of Mennonite Writing
Find poems in print: Cimarron Review (50th anniversary edition), Zone 3 (32.1), Resonance: A Theological Journal (3.3, online by subscription), Bayou Magazine (63), The Hollins Critic (53.1), and The San Pedro River Review (7.2).
For recent reviews, see Harvard Review Online, including a review of Trophic Cascade by Camille T. Dungy (Wesleyan University Press, 2017) and Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press, 2016).
Older book reviews can be found at Literary Mama, NewPages, Poet Lore (109.1/2), Los Angeles Review, and Rain Taxi Review of Books Online.