Melissa Johnson

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUniversity CollegeP.O. Box 842015Richmond, VA 23284-2015
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Website: 
vcu.academia.edu/MelissaJohnson

Author's Bio

Publications and Prizes

Chapbook

Looking Twice at the World
(South Carolina Poetry Initiative,
2008)

Anthology

Kakalak

Journal

Connecticut Review
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
West Wind Review
Yemassee
Waccamaw
The Cortland Review

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Lancaster, SC
Raised in: 
Lancaster, SC

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Listing last updated: April 15, 2012.

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