Judy Johnson has published six full length poetry collections and several chapbooks. Her individual poems have won major prizes and her books have been awarded The Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry and shortlisting in the NSW and WA Premier’s Awards. Her verse novel Jack (Picador, 2013) has been on the syllabus of both Sydney and Melbourne University. She is one of four editors of a 25 year retrospective of Australian verse, Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattmann, 2016).