F. Geoffrey Johnson


Atlanta, GA 30308

Author's Bio

F. Geoffrey Johnson, poet and visual artist has self published two collections of poetry, SMELLS I SEE, 142 pp., 2004 and RESTORATION, 148 pp., 2005. Recently published poetry can be found in African American Review, Volume 46.1 (Spring 2013); Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Vol. 5, (Aquarius Press, 2011), Java Monkey Speaks: A Poetry Anthology, Vol. 4, (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2011); Encounters: Poems About Race, Ethnicity and Identity (Skinner House Books, 2010); Mythium Literary Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2010); Black Magnolias Literary Journal, Winter (2008 & Fall 2010); KARA WALKER—NO / KARA WALKER—YES / KARA WALKER—? (Midmarch Arts Press, 2009); The Caribbean Writer, International Literary Anthology, Volume 22 (University of the Virgin Islands, 2008); CRUX: A conversation in words and images/South Africa to South USA, Anthology (Fulton County, GA, 2007).

“I use visual art as a second language. Together, both mediums complement each other helping me fulfill my purpose as an artist”.

Publications & Prizes

Java Monkey Speaks: A Poetry Anthology, Vol. 4 (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2011)
Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity (Skinner House Books, 2010)
The Caribbean Writer (University of the Virgin Islands, 2008)
CRUX: A conversation in words and images, South Africa to South USA (Fulton County Arts Council, 2007)
No More Silent Cries (SpokenVizions Publishing, 2005)
Brickworks (Caversham Press, 2009)
African American Review
Black Magnolias
Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature
Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
Sisters Ninties
Prizes won: 

International Residential Fellowship to Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, Balgowan, South Africa, January-February, 2009.

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African American
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St. Louis
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St. Louis, MO
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Last update: Dec 07, 2018