States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | About A. Frances Johnson

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Head shot 2A. Frances Johnson is a writer and artist, and a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. Her novel Eugene's Falls (Arcadia 2007) mapped the life of Australian colonial painter Eugene von Guerard. Her poetry collections are The Pallbearer's Garden (Whitmore Press 2008) and The Wind-up Birdman of Moorabool Street (Puncher and Wattmann 2012). Her awards include the Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize. A new collection, Rendition for Harp and Kalashnikov, is forthcoming (Puncher and Wattmann). An academic monograph, Australian Fiction as Archival Salvage, was published by Rodopi in late 2015.

States of Poetry

'Australian awe:white guys on life and art before 1788 '

'Diary of an Anti-elegist'

'Sea Level'


'The Book of Interdictions'


#48 States of Poetry 2016 VIC Podcast | Three poems from 'The Book of Interdictions' by A. Frances Johnson

Further reading and links

A. Frances Johnson's blog

A. Frances Johnson's author page on Cordite Poetry Review