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Hard Hat Reading: Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson—poet, essayist, and fiber artist—reads “Advice,” by Ntozake Shange, plus her own poem, “Clara,” from A Gathering of Mother Tongues. Click Here to check out Jacqueline’s July 12 Workshop: Practices of Assembly!

Jacqueline Johnson is a multi-disciplined artist creating in poetry, fiction writing, and fiber arts. She is the author of A Woman’s Season, (Main Street Rag Press) and A Gathering of Mother Tongues (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, and Brooklyn Public Library Artist Residency.

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); and The Slow Down (American Public Media, October 16). She is a Cave Canem fellow and Black Earth Institute Senior Fellow.

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.