Jonathan Johnson

Jonathon Johnson

Jonathan Johnson’s poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, published in recent issues of Ploughshares, Southern Review, Witness, Epoch, Prairie Schooner, Sewanee Review, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, New Ohio Review, Missouri Review and Gettysburg Review, and read on NPR. His books include the poetry collections May Is an Island (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), In the Land We Imagined Ourselves (Carnegie Mellon, 2010), and Mastodon, 80% Complete (Carnegie Mellon, 2001), and the memoirs, The Desk on the Sea (Wayne State, 2019), and Hannah and the Mountain (Nebraska, 2005). Ode, his play about John Keats and Fanny Brawne, premiered in 2013 as part of the GetLit! Literary Festival. He teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University and migrates between Washington, the Lake Superior Coastal town of Marquette, Michigan, and his ancestral village of Glenelg in the Scottish Highland where his cousins are still crofters.

Watch Jonathan read from his poetry collection May Is an Island for Get Lit! 2020.

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Listen to Jonathan's memoir, The Desk on the Sea, courtesy of Spokane Public Radio.