Dr Heather Taylor Johnson

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Heather is a published poet and novelist, who also works as a poetry editor (Transnational Literature, Etchings, Wet Ink). She has judged awards, including the inaugural Blake Prize for Poetry, and has worked as a freelance reviewer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction regularly in Australia and occasionally in America (Southerly, Cordite, Mascara, Calyx). She is an active member of the local writing community as a guest reader, organiser and consistent audience member of literary readings, and has sat on boards for various writing organisations based in Adelaide (South Australian Writers' Centre, PEN).
- PhD in Creative Writing (University of Adelaide, 2008)
- Masters in Creative Writing  (University of Adelaide, 2001)
- Bachelors of Arts in English Literature (University of Mary Washington College, USA, 1995)


- Pursuing Love and Death (HarperCollins, Sept 2013)

- Thirsting for Lemonade (IP, May 2013)
- Letters to my Lover from a Small Mountain Town (IP, 2012)
- Exit Wounds (Picaro Press, 2007)


- poetry editor Transnational Literature (current)
- guest poetry editor Etchings (2013)
- poetry editor Wet Ink (2005-2012)
- Metabolism: Members Anthology (Australian Poetry, 2012)
- Cracker! A Christmas Anthology (Wakefield Press, 2003)

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