As Senior Library Specialist, Julie Swarstad Johnson manages the daily operations of the Poetry Center Library. She provides reference services, orders and processes new books and periodicals, works with library volunteers, runs the Shop Talk program and exhibitions program, and coordinates voca, the Poetry Center's online audio video library.
Julie is the author of Pennsylvania Furnace (Unicorn Press, 2019), as well as the chapbooks Orchard Light (Seven Kitchens Press, 2020) and Jumping the Pit (Finishing Line Press, 2015). With Christopher Cokinos, she is co-editor of Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (University of Arizona Press, 2020). She holds an MFA in poetry from Penn State and a BA in creative writing and anthropology from the University of Arizona.