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MFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency

Jenny Johnson

Poetry

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Biography

Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017.  Her many honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.  She has also received awards and scholarships from the Blue Mountain Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012, New England Review, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and elsewhere.  She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program.

Mentor. Workshops and classes in poetry.