Judy Johnson has published five poetry collections and a novel. Her collections have won or been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, the West Australian Premier’s Awards and the Anne Elder award. Individual poems have been awarded the Josephine Ulrick, Val Vallis, Bruce Dawe, Tom Collins (twice), Banjo Paterson (four times) and John Shaw Neilson, among other prizes. She has shared the Newcastle Poetry Prize and Patricia Hackett award. Judy Johnson was Established Writer in Residence at the Katherine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre in 2013.
Dark Convicts is published as part of UWAP Poetry, an imprint of UWA Publishing.