Judy Johnson's sixth full-length collection Dark Convicts will appear from UWA publishing early in 2017. Her prizes include the Victorian Premier's Award, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize (twice) and shortlisting in the WA Premier's Award. Her verse novel Jack has been on the syllabus for both the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. She is co-editor of a twenty-five-year retrospective of Australian Verse: Contemporary Australian Poetry.