Judson Mitcham

Judson Mitcham’s poetry has been widely published in literary journals, including Poetry, Harper’s, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, New England Review, and Southern Review. He has been awarded an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing and has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Mitcham was the first writer to twice win the Townsend Prize for Fiction--for his first novel, The Sweet Everlasting, and for his second, Sabbath Creek. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1974 and taught psychology at Fort Valley State University until his retirement in 2004. He has also served as adjunct professor of creative writing at Mercer University, the University of Georgia, Georgia College & State University, and Emory University, where he directed the Summer Writers’ Institute. His most recent collection of poems is A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New, published by the University of Georgia Press. Mitcham is the current poet laureate of Georgia, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. He lives in Macon with his wife, Jean. They have two children and four grandchildren.