Matthew Johnson


Greensboro, NC

Author's Bio

Matthew is the author of the poetry collection, Shadow Folk and Soul Songs, published by Kelsay Books.

His poetry has appeared The Coraddi, Obsidian Magazine, Jerry Jazz Musician, The Roanoke Review, The Sport Literate, Maudlin House, and elsewhere. Formely a sports journalist and editor, he has written for The Carolinian, The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY), and the USA Today's college program, and has been a contributor on radio (WUAG 103.1). 

A native of Westchester, New York and southern Connecticut, he now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, studying to earn his MA. 

Publications & Prizes

Shadow Folk and Soul Songs (Kelsay Books, 2019)
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Jerry Jazz Musician
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Plum Tree Tavern
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Sport Literate
Yellow Chair Review
Prizes won: 

2017 Best of the Net Nominee (nominated by The Roanoke Review)

Nominee in The Sport Literate's "Fight Contest"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Too many to count, however, among contemporary writers, the likes of: Kevin Young, Danez Smith, Sonia Sanchez, Mike Lupica, Zach Lowe, Bill Barnwell, and Roger Kahn.
What I'm reading now: 
John Adams by David McCullough

More Information

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Born in: 
New Rochelle, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Stratford, CT
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Last update: Jul 03, 2019