J. Chester Johnson was selected to deliver three key lectures as part of the McMichael lecture series. He chose three topics: Commentary on his latest book, Auden, the Psalms, and Me; The Elaine Race Massacre; and Why The Psalms Are Poems. Each of the three lectures by J. Chester Johnson are available by clicking on their respective links below. Courtesy of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
7:00 PM, Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM, Sunday, January 28, 2018
11:00 AM, Sunday, January 28, 2018
On January 11, J. Chester Johnson appeared as guest for National Radio Interviews on “Ed Tyll Show” of Starcom Radio Network to talk about the status of poetry in the United States, including the relevance of Johnson’s latest books, Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems. Also, among the topics covered were the importance of truth in poems, the role of poets in our nation’s arts, and the endurance that poets must exhibit to have their voices heard today. Johnson spent considerable time describing his own journey over many decades following “his own nose” in pursuit of his own muse and voice. Click below to hear the thirty-minute interview.