Kimberly Johnson (born 1971) is an American poet and Renaissance scholar.
Johnson was raised in West Jordan, Utah. She earned her MA in 1995 from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, her MFA in 1997 Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a PhD in 2003 from University of California, Berkeley.
Her work has appeared recently in The New Yorker, Slate, The Iowa Review, 32 Poems, and The Yale Review, and her translations from Latin and Greek have been published in literary and academic journals. She has also published a number of scholarly articles on seventeenth-century literature.
In 2005, she was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the completion of her second collection, A Metaphorical God. In 2011, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
- Leviathan with a Hook, Persea Books, 2002, ISBN 978-0-89255-282-5
- A Metaphorical God, Persea Books, 2008, ISBN 978-0-89255-342-6
- Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-81224-588-2
- "Barbarians of the North", Arch Literary Journal, Issue #2, Spring 2009
- "How to Steal Honey from Bees", Arch Literary Journal, Issue #2, Spring 2009
- Ben Fulton (May 12, 2011). "Line by line, Utah poet garners a Guggenheim". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- "Marking the Lambs" Slate, Nov. 2006
- "Catapult", Slate, March 15, 2011
- John Donne's Complete Sermons
- Boyd Tonkin (5 January 2010). "Georgics, By Virgil, translated by Kimberly Johnson". The Independent. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Author's website
- "A Metaphorical God with Poet Kimberly Johnson", Thinking Aloud, Marcus Smith, 9/29/2008
- "Poetry: Kimberly Johnson", Hammer Readings, 5/14/09
- "Kimberly Johnson", Verse Daily
- "A Metaphorical God", Persea Books
- "Leviathan with a Hook", Persea Books
- "The Georgics", Penguin Classics Catalogue