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Judson Evans

Division Director, Instructor of "Poetry Workshop", and several Liberal Arts electives

Judson Evans is Director of the Liberal Arts department  and teaches sophomore liberal arts Core courses and a poetry workshop.

He is an editor and founding member of Off the Park Press, and has published work in each of its three anthologies of poems responding to provocative contemporary painters: New Smoke: an Anthology of Poetry Inspired by Neo Rauch (2009); Viva la Difference:  Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Peter Saul (2010); and The Triumph of Poverty: Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Nicole Eisenman (2012).  He won the Philip Booth Poetry Award from Salt Hill Review in 2013 for his poem "Telomere."

His most recent work has been published in (print journals) Volt,  1913: a journal of forms, Third Coast, Green Mountains Review,Cutbank,  and (online journals) White Whale Review and Arsenic Amethyst.  He recently received a grant to collaborate with videographer Ray Klimek on an essay film on the origins of landscape and the poet Francesco Petrarch's climb of Mount Ventoux in southern France.

He has a B.A. in English Literature from Wilkes University and an M.A. in English Literature from Tufts University.

He is a member of the Boston Haiku Society and his work is represented in the third edition of Cor Van Den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology ( Norton, 1999), and in the first English language anthology of haibun (a fusion of prose poem and haiku), edited by Bruce Ross: Journeys to the Interior (Tuttle, 1998).  

In 2006, Leap Press published his chapbook, Mortal Coil, consisting in a sequence of haibun.

He has collaborated often with actors, dancers, and musicians in the Boston area to produce work that includes the poetic monologue Scrabble Ridge which was performed by local choreographer, storyteller and performance artist Julie Ince Thompson as part of the Fleet Boston Celebrity Series (Jan. 2001) at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University and the musical monodrama Wintering the Queen, a collaboration with composer Rudolf Rojahn.

He was chosen as an “emerging poet” for the Association of American Poets by John Yau in 2007.

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