Amanda Johnston

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Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston (born 1977) is an African-American poet. She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and currently resides in Round Rock/Austin, Texas.

A Cave Canem Fellow and a Affrilachian Poet, Johnston is both a poet and performer.

Johnston is the founding editor of Torch: a journal dedicated to poetry, prose, and short stories by African American Women.

Awards[edit]

  • 2005: Austin International Poetry Festival Christina Sergeyevna Award
  • 2004: Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant
  • 2003: Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant

Publications[edit]

  • 2008 "Sparky Considers God's Hands" Cave Canem XI 2007 Anthology
  • 2008 “Orange” The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture
  • 2008 “Making Brown” Pluck!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture
  • 2007 "A Burden of Flame: An interivew with Amanda Johnston" Callaloo, Vol. 30, Number 4
  • 2007 “Suburban Cows” New Literati
  • 2007 “Pity” New Literati
  • 2007 “Over Breakfast” His Rib, Penmanship Publishing
  • 2007 “History Lesson” His Rib, Penmanship Publishing
  • 2007 “Bowing in the Church of Beauty” The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Georgia Press
  • 2006 “Bowing in the Church of Beauty” Sorin Oak Review
  • 2006 “Origami” Sorin Oak Review
  • 2005 "Cul-de-sac" Kudzu
  • 2005 "Dissecting Heritage" Kudzu
  • 2005 "Thyme for Onions" di-verse-city Anthology
  • 2004 "Reading in Bed" di-verse-city Anthology
  • 2004 "Baby Mama Drama" KRHN Newsletter
  • 2003 "Four Line Depression" The Heartland Review
  • 2002 "Animal Instinct" The Heartland Review
  • 2002 "Miz Cassidy's Vision" The Heartland Review
  • 2002 “If Iraq Happens" The Heartland Review

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS

  • 2008 "Pinky Wants To Live" The Nubian Chronicles
  • 2008 "Swimsuit" Un-Mute.com
  • 2008 "First Song" Un-Mute.com
  • 2006 “Bowing in the Church of Beauty” Cave Canem Featured Poems
  • 2003 "If Iraq Happens" Poets Against the War
  • 2003 "Miz Cassidy's Vision" Poetry Repair Shop

BOOKS, CHAPBOOKS, CDS, DVDS

  • 2008 Affrilachian Poets at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, DVD
  • 2008 Excerpts, Chapbook
  • 2004 Not Another Love Jones, Chapbook
  • 2004 Quickies, CD

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