Kimberly Johnson


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Listen to “Book of Hours,” featured in our Winter 2012 issue, 34.2


Kimberly Johnson is the author of three collections of poetry: Leviathan with a Hook, A Metaphorical God, and the forthcoming Uncommon Prayer (Persea Books, 2002, 2008, and 2014).  Her translation of Virgil’s Georgics: A Poem of the Land, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. With the poet Jay Hopler, she has edited The Yale Anthology of Devotional Poetry, to be released late in 2013, and her scholarly examination of the influence of Reformation theology on 17th-century poetics will appear in 2014. Recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Utah Arts Council, Johnson has recent work in The New Yorker and Slate.



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