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Rob Johnson Rob Johnson i(A35788 works by) (a.k.a. Robert Vincent Johnson; R. V. Johnson)
Born: Established: 1927
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1954
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BiographyHistory

Rob Johnson studied at the University of Manchester and worked as a teacher before coming to Australia in 1954. He spent several years in New South Wales before settling in South Australia where he taught English at the University of Adelaide. His first poetry collection Caught on the Hop was published in 1984. His poetry ranges through social and political comment, personal relationships, art and architecture. Johnson has also published critical works (Walter Pater : A Study of His Critical Outlook and Achievement, 1961; and Aestheticism, 1969).

His poetry has been published widely in journals, newspapers and anthologies and has been broadcast on radio.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Nocturne : Port Elliot i "Alone at the window, I become the watcher", 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Twenty-Six 2002; (p. 38)
2001 winner Satura Prize
The Fire Last Summer i "We are down from the height of summer-", 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 11 no. 1 1988; (p. 19) Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Twelve 1988; (p. 44)
1987 highly commended Northern Territory Literary Awards Red Earth Poetry Award Open Section
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