Judson Mitcham

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number(s): 20160408

Interview Year(s): 2015

Georgia State Poet Laureate (2012-2019) Judson Mitcham talks about his psychology background and how his poetry career began with trying to write songs. He shares stories about some of the influential poets he’s met along the way, including the late Richard Hugo, William Stafford and Philip Levine. In the first part of this 2015 interview, recorded by WUGA in front of an audience in Athens, GA, Mitcham talks about his initiatives as the state’s Poet Laureate and reads from his book A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New, along with new work published in The Georgia Review.