Katharine Johnsen

Katharine Johnsen earned her MFA in Creative Writing as the Bernice Kert Fellow at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her BA from Emory University. She is the recipient of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and a scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere.

L’Âge mûr by Katharine Johnsen

At this opportunity, Mademoiselle Claudel proposed to me the model of a group, with a genuinely interesting composition […]. It represents the age of maturity, interpreted as a man carried away by old age and implored by youth. Letter from Armand Silvestre to the Under-Secretary of State, 3 July 1895 […]