Poet Judith Emlyn Johnson (Judith Johnson Sherwin) reads selections from her own work. Johnson was born and still lives in New York City. The poems on this program are from an unpublished book called Waste, written during that time. Author of Uranium, published in 1969, which won the Yale Younger Poets award; a book of short stories called The Life of Riot, published by Athenaeum; and Impossible Buildings, published by Doubleday in 1973. She is the president of the Poetry Society of America. This program was produced by Susan Howe for WBAI in New York City.
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