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Editor , writer , poet , English educator

John Irving Judson was American English educator, poet, writer, editor. Recipient award Council for Wisconsin Writers, 1971, 74, 96, Midwestern Book award University Kentucky, 1974, Earplay award Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1974, award Authors League American, 1970. Member Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, 1967-1970. With United States Air Force, 1951-1955, Korea.

Background

Judson, John Irving was born on September 9, 1930 in Stratford, Conn. Son of Irving John and Edna May (Hewitt) Judson.

Education

AB, Colby College, 1958. Postgraduate, University Maine, 1962. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1965.

Career

Electronics technician Norden-Ketay Company, Milford, Connecticut, 1957, Laboratory for Electronics, Boston, 1958-1959. Teacher English, Grinnell (Iowa) Junior High School, 1961—1962, Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville, Maine, 1962—1964. Instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1964—1965.

Professor English, University Wisconsin, La Crosse, 1965-1992, professor emeritus, since 1992. Editor, public Juniper Press, Maine, Iowa, Wisconsin, since 1962. Board directors Wisconsin Poets In Schools Program, Madison.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 6 books and 8 chapbooks of poetry, since 1965 (5 awards). Editor: Voyages to the Inland Sea, 1971-1979.

Membership

Member Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, 1967-1970. With United States Air Force, 1951-1955, Korea.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Letter press printing, golf.

Connections

Married Joanne Carol Aker, October 30, 1959. Children: William, Lisa, Gary, Sara.

father:
Irving John Judson

mother:
Edna May (Hewitt) Judson

spouse:
Joanne Carol Aker

children:
William Judson

Lisa Judson

Gary Judson

Sara Judson