Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson, is a multi-disciplined artist creating in both poetry, fiction writing and fiber arts. She is the author of A Woman’s Season, on Main Street Rag Press and A Gathering of Mother Tongues, published by White Pine Press and is the winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award.

Her work has appeared in:  “Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era,” Routledge 2020, The Slow Down, American Public Media, October 16, 2019 and “Pank: Health and
Healing Folio” 2019. Ms. Johnson has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Writers Association’s Creative Writing Award in Poetry and McDowell Colony for the Arts. She is a Cave Canem fellow, VONA Fiction fellow and BEI fellow 2018-2021.

Recent exhibitions are: “Yours for Race and for Country: Reflections on the Life of Colonel Charles Young,” at the National Afro-American Museum, Wilberforce University. “The Soul of Zora: A Literary Legacy Through Quilts,” at The Legacy Museum, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute and “Kindred Quilts, A Celebration of Stories in Cloth,” Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg Branch.

Works in progress include: “The Privilege of Memory,” and “How to Stop a Hurricane,” a collection of short stories and “This America,” a poetry collection. She is a graduate of New
York University and the City University of New York. A native of Philadelphia, PA., she resides in Brooklyn, New York.