Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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January 31, 2017


Jenny Johnson

About This Poem


"I tried to write a poem of witness. Then I decided that, for me, the more honest poem was the one about what a witness can't know about another person's experience."
—Jenny Johnson


Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, forthcoming next month from Sarabande Books. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in Pacific Lutheran University's low-residency MFA program.


Poetry by Johnson


In Full Velvet

(Sarabande Books, 2017)

"Magdalene—The Seven Devils" by Marie Howe


"Memoir" by Vijay Seshadri


"To Jamyla Bolden of Ferguson, Missouri" by Naomi Shihab Nye




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