October 14, 2014

Coming to Illuminations, June 2015

The literary journal, Illuminations, will publish a long interview of J. Chester Johnson by Ann Cefola in its upcoming June, 2015 edition. Over the years, the pages of Illuminations have included the works of such luminaries as Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, Stephen Spender, Nadine Gordimer, James Merrill, Carol Ann Duffy, Allen Tate – just to name a few. Ann Cefola, an accomplished poet and translator, is author of the poetry volumes, Face Painting in the Dark, St. Agnes, Pink-Slipped and Sugaring, and has translated Helene Sanguinetti’s Hence This Cradle; among other notable achievements, she was awarded the Robert Penn Warren Award, judged by John Ashbery. The interview to appear in Illuminations is wide-ranging and covers Johnson’s own poetry but also focuses significantly on his participation, along with W. H. Auden, as the two poets on the drafting committee for the retranslation of the psalms, currently included in the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church (USA), which version has also been adopted by Lutherans in the United States and Canada and by the Anglican Church of Canada.


J. Chester Johnson Presented At The Troubadour And At Grosvenor Chapel.

J. Chester Johnson Presents on Auden, the Psalms, and Me in London and in Oxford

A Review of Auden, the Psalms, and Me – Posted On The Florida Diocese of the Episcopal Church Website

The Magazine, Talisman, Recently Reviewed Auden, The Psalms, And Me.

Review of Presentation by J. Chester Johnson on His Two Recent Books, Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems and Auden, the Psalms, and Me, held at The Culture Center, NYC

American Book Review Features Poetry of J. Chester Johnson

J. Chester Johnson Makes Three Presentations As McMichael Lecturer – Fayetteville, Arkansas

J. Chester Johnson Is Guest for National Radio Interviews on “Ed Tyll Show” - 1/11/18

J. Chester Johnson Presenting His Two Newest Books at Poet's House

Video for Auden, the Psalms, and Me authored by J. Chester Johnson

J. Chester Johnson Interviewed on the Televised ‘In The Arena’ Program

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Upcoming Events Related To My Two Books Published In 2017

Distinguished Alumnus J. Chester Johnson spoke on April 26th & 27th, 2017 at the University of Arkansas

Reflection and Reconciliation: The Elaine Race Massacre – Delta Cultural Center, 141 Cherry Street, Helena, Arkansas on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017



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