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Full Name: Halvard Johnson
Halvard Johnson was born in Newburgh, New York, and grew up in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Educated at Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York, and at Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago, he has received grants in poetry and fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Baltimore City Arts. He has had several residency grants at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a poetry fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Wisconsin Review, Hanging Loose, Mudfish, Poetry: New York, For Poetry, CrossConnect, Minnesota Review, Salt River Review, Blue Moon Review, Crania, Gulf Stream, Florida Review and Synaesthetic, among other periodicals and journals online and in print. His work has appeared in anthologies such as Open Poetry (edited by Ronald Gross and George Quasha: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1973), Finding America: The American Experience in Multicultural Literature (edited by Patricia Osborn: New York, Amsco School Publications, 1995), This Sporting Life: Poems about Sports and Games edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston: Minneapolis, Milkweed Editions, 1987, reprinted 1998), Hummers, Knucklers, and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems (edited by Don Johnson: Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press; Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music (edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston: Minneapolis, Milkweed Editions, 1991), and American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (edited by Virgil Suarez and Ryan G. Van Cleave: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2001. He has lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Cayey, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland, and New York City. For many years he taught overseas in the European and Far Eastern divisions of the University of Maryland. Currently, he resides in New York City with his wife, the prize-winning fiction writer and painter Lynda Schor, with whom he often does joint readings. He teaches from time to time at the Eugene Lang College of the New School University and in Newark, New Jersey, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Will consider anywhere in New York State, as well as out of state.
Transportation: Train, bus, plane.
Dates Available: Flexible, with notice.
Fees: Negotiable, but minimum fee is usually $200-$250 plus travel, lodging and meals. Minimum fee for joint readings with his wife Lynda Schor is $350-$400 plus travel, lodging and meals.
Contact Information: 55 Bethune Street 610C
New York NY 10014
PH: 212-691-6337
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
1969 (Unknown) County
Transparencies and Projections
(Pub: New Rivers Press. ISBN: )
1971 (Unknown) County
The Dance of the Red Swan
(Pub: New Rivers Press. ISBN: )
1974 (Unknown) County
(Pub: New Rivers Press. ISBN: )
1979 (Unknown) County
Winter Journey
(Pub: New Rivers Press. ISBN: )
2007 (Unknown) County
Organ Harvest with Entrance of Clones
(Pub: Hamilton Stone Editions. ISBN: )
2006 (Unknown) County
Guide to the Tokyo Subway
(Pub: Hamilton Stone Editions. ISBN: )
2004 (Unknown) County
Changing the Subject
(Pub: Red Hen Press. ISBN: 1888996838, ISBN-13: 978-1888996838. )
Collection of poetry; written with James Cervantes. 
2004 (Unknown) County
The English Lesson
(Pub: Unicorn Press. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2004 (Unknown) County
The Sonnet Project
(Pub: xPress(ed). ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2004 (Unknown) County
Theory of Harmony
(Pub: xPress(ed). ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2003 (Unknown) County
G (e) nome
(Pub: xPress(ed). ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2003 (Unknown) County
Rapsodie espagnole
(Pub: xPress(ed). ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1936 Orange County
Halvard Johnson was born in Newburgh, New York, in 1936. 
1955 Westchester County
Halvard Johnson graduated from high school in Yonkers, New York, in 1955. 

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