February 18: READING – Writers House, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA.

February 17: TALK – Klehr Center for Jewish Life, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA.

February 13-16: PANEL – John Donne Society Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

February 11: READING – Rock Canyon Poets, Provo, UT.

January 10: PANEL – MLA, Seattle, WA.


April 30: READING/TALK – Alta Club, Salt Lake City, UT.

March 2: CRAFT TALK – Redrock Writers Seminar, St. George, UT.

March 1: WORKSHOP – Poetry in the Parks, Zion National Park, UT.

February 28: READING – Springdale, UT.

February 2019: PANEL – John Donne Society Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.


October 2018: SYMPOSIUM – Religion & Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington IN.

June 28, 2018: PANEL – John Donne Society Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

April 2018: READING – Guest Writers Series, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT.

March 2018: READING – Dogfish Reading Series, New Orleans LA.

March 2018: PANEL – Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans.


November 2017: READING – Observable Reading Series, St. Louis Poetry Center.

September 2017: READING – Visiting Writers Series, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA.

February 17, 2017: PANEL – John Donne Society Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.


August 18, 2016: PANEL – Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Bruges, Belgium.

April 22-23: SYMPOSIUM – Strode Symposium on “The Poet’s Shakespeare.” University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL.

April 1: PANEL – Renaissance Society of America, Boston MA.

March 31: READING – Providence College, Providence RI, 7:00 pm in Aquinas Lounge.


November 5-7: READING AND CRAFT TALK/WORKSHOP – Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel FL.

November 2-4: READING – The Betsy/O, Miami Poetry Festival, Miami FL.

October 23: PANEL – Sidney: Space, Time, and Poesy Panel, Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, 1030am.

October 15: READING, with Jay Hopler – Inkwood Bookstore, 216 S. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL, 7pm.

September 22: PANEL – On Literary Professions. Gorman Lecture Center, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 4pm.

September 21: READING – Stark Reading Series, Lynch Hall, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 7:30pm.

September 17: READING – LNCO 2110, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT, 12pm.

September 2: READING – City Art Meltdown, Salt Lake City Main Library, 7pm.

July 9: READING – Seattle Pacific University’s Art and Incarnation Program, Rome, Italy.

July 7: LECTURE – University of Washington Writing in Rome Program, Rome, Italy.

May 17-24: PANELS AND READINGS – Tbilisi International Festival of Literature, Tiblisi, Republic of Georgia.

April 8-11, 2015: PANEL AND READING – AWP, Minneapolis MN.

March 9, 2015: READING, with Jay Hopler – Malone University Writers Series, Cattell Library, Canton OH, 7pm.


December 2, 2014: READING – Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City IA.

December 1, 2014: PAPER – University of Chicago Renaissance Workshop, Chicago IL.

November 20-21: SYMPOSIUM – Illuminating the Word: The Devotional Tradition and the Future of Poetry, BYU, Provo UT.

October 1, 2014: READING – Utah Humanities Council Book Festival, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City UT.

September 25, 2014: READING – Poets Out Loud Series, Fordham Univeristy, New York NY.

September 3, 2014: READING – City Art Meltdown, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City UT.

April 25, 2014: READING, with Jay Hopler – Humanities Institute Poetry Month Celebration, University of South Florida, Tampa FL, 6pm.

April 10-12, 2014: CONVERSATION WITH MARY SZYBIST, READING, TALK, and other events – Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI.

February 27, 2014: POETRY READING – Sanctuary, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle WA, 7:30pm.

February 26-March 1, 2014: PANELS – AWP Seattle WA.

February 20-22, 2014: POETRY READING, ROUNDTABLE and other events – The John Donne Society 29th Annual Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA.


November 21, 2013: POETRY READING – Women Poets at Barnard, Barnard College, New York NY, 7:00p.m.

November 2, 2013: POETRY READING – King’s English Bookstore, Salt Lake City UT.

October 24, 2013: SCHOLARLY PAPER – Poetics, Imagination, and Criticism in the English Seventeenth Century panel, Sixteenth Century Society/Conference, Conference Room 9, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1:30p.m.

April 27, 2013: POETRY READING – Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota FL, 6:00p.m.

March 8, 2013: PANEL – Women and The Anxiety of Influence, AWP Annual Conference, Boston MA, Hynes Convention Center Room 208, 9:00a.m.

February 13, 2013: POETRY READING – City Art Series, Salt Lake Main Library, 7:00p.m.

January 5, 2013: ROUNDTABLE – Early Modern Contemporary: Poetry, Tradition, Innovation, MLA Annual Conference, Boston MA. Beacon H, Sheraton, 1:45p.m.


April 26, 2012: POETRY READING – Art Barn, Salt Lake City UT, 7:00pm.

March 23, 2012: SCHOLARLY PAPER: “Bernstein’s Herbert,” on the (Post)Modernism’s Renaissance panel, Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Washington DC, 10:30am.


October 27, 2011: POETRY READING – Helicon West, Utah Humanities Book Festival, Logan UT. True Aggie Café, 117 North Main St., 7:00pm.

October 20, 2011: POETRY READING – SUNY Brockport, Drake Memorial Library, 7:30pm.

August 3, 2011: POETRY READING – John Cabot University, Rome Italy, 8:00pm.

April 29, 2011: POETRY READING – Columbia University, NY, 602 Hamilton Hall, 2:00pm.

April 14-15, 2011: POETRY READING – Wheaton College, IL, 4:30pm.

March 21, 2011: TALK: “The Absolute Word” – American Academy in Rome, 2:00pm.

Upcoming Appearances
Recent Books

Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days: A Bilingual Edition

"In translating Hesiod, a scholar has to evoke both the rustic, conversational tone of Works and Days, as well as the magisterial epic voice of the Theogony, with all of its glittering details. Johnson, already a poet who could write about paint drying on a wall and make tears come to your eyes, makes Hesiod's two very different works come alive in very different ways. This is a beautiful book, and a terrific introduction to Archaic Greek literature."

Douglas Metzger, Literature and History Podcast

Uncommon Prayer

"With the fine artistry, precision, erudition, wit, and lexical magic we have come to expect from Johnson."

Michael Sowder, 15 Bytes

Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England

"Kimberly Johnson's dual identity as scholar and poet animates this strikingly original book—not only in its limpid, lively prose, but also in its resonant reappraisal of a seemingly familiar subject. Early modern devotional poetry has often been analyzed in terms of its theological and ecclesiological contexts; the real strength and purchase of Johnson's book lies in its integration of this contextual material with a searching investigation of the formal strategies of poetry as such."

Molly Murray, Columbia University

Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry

"The painstaking work of two poet-scholars, Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson, the collection promises to be a crucial source text for scholars, a course text for students and a manual for seekers who wish to find prayers that fit their condition and cast of mind."

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Virgil's Georgics: A Poem of the Land

"Kimberly Johnson's superbly colourful, rhythmic and readable new translation...finds a way of feeding the Virgilian strain of English verse – from Milton to Wordsworth and beyond – back into her lines."

The Independent (UK)
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