Judson Mitcham's This April Day was published in 2002.
His first collection of poems,Somewhere in Ecclesiastes, won the Devins Award and was published in 1991 by the University of Missouri Press. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including The Georgia Review, Poetry, andHarper's. His novel, The Sweet Everlasting, was published in 1996 by the University of Georgia Press. It won the Townsend Prize and was a finalist for the Southern Book Critics Award.
Mitcham is an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Fort Valley State University. He has also taught creative writing at the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Mercer University. He lives in Macon, Georgia, with his wife, Jean, and they have two children, Zach and Anna.