top of page
JJohnson portrait.jpg

Photo  (C) 2022 S. Sanviki Chapman/AWE™


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. 


She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Arts Colony, Hurston Wright, Brooklyn Public Library Artist Residency and Storyknife.  She has also received awards from NYFA Artists Corps and the Mid-Atlantic Writers Association, Creative Writing Award in Poetry, Morgan State University.  She is a Black Earth Institute Senior Fellow 2023-2025; a Cave Canem fellow and VONA alumni.

Ms. Johnson has taught poetry at Pine Manor College, City University of New York, Poets House, Very Special Arts, Imani House, the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, and African Voices. 


Her work has appeared in: “From the Belly: Poets Respond to Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons Volume I,” Word Works 2023, “Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era,” Routledge 2020, The Slow Down, American Public Media, October 16.

Works in progress include: “The Privilege of Memory,” a novel and “How to Stop a Hurricane.” a collection of short stories.  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.

bottom of page