Gary Johnston


Bronx, NY 10467

Author's Bio

Has taught creative writing and read and performed at such places as Columbia University,
The Working Theater, New Heritage Theater, White Mask Theater, African Poetry Theater, Hall of Fame Playhouse, Castillo Cultural Center, Brooklyn Underground, Tin Pan Alley, Tremont Senior Center, Bridgefield Civic League, the Jamaica Community Adolescent Program, Spotford Youth House, the Queens House of Detention, Bronx Museum, I.S. 181, P.S. 41, Phoenix House, and numerous other locations both nationally and in the tri-state area..

He has been published in, "The Black Voice", Sunbury Magazine "American Poetry Anthology", "New Rain", "Practice, Journal of Politics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Culture", "The Black Nation","Presstime", "Long Journey Home: An Anthology", "Something Good II: An Anthology", "Eyeball Magazine", "Poets On The Line", "African Voices”, “Bum Rush The Page” “Let Loose on the World, Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75” and other small press publications.

Publications & Prizes

Let Loose on the World (Ted Wilson/Amiri Baraka Tribute Collective, 2009)
Bum Rush the Page (Three Rivers Press, 2001)
Good Work for a Season (Blind Beggar Press, 2013)
Tears of Answered Prayer (Blind Beggar Press, 2012)
Crossings (Blind Beggar Press, 1995)
African Voices
Black Nation
New Rain
Prizes won: 

a New York State Foundation on the Arts Fellow, 1993 and winner of the William C. Wolfson Award for Poetry, BRIO Award, 1989, Bronx ACE Award for Poetry and Herbert H. Lehman College Award for Poetry. Member of Poets and Writers, Bronx Council on the Arts and African Diaspora Poets.

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African American
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Bronx, NY
New York
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Last update: May 26, 2016