Jacqueline Johnson is a mutli-disciplined artist in both writing and fiber arts. She is the author of several books including, A Gathering of Mother Tongues published by White Pine Press and is the winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award; and Stokely Carmichael: The Story of Black Power, Simon & Shuster Books.
Ms. Johnson has received awards from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the MidAtlantic Writers Association’s Creative Writing Award in poetry, McDowell Colony for the Arts and is a Cave Canem fellow. Ms. Johnson has taught poetry at Pine Manor College, Poets House, Very Special Arts, and the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York City. She is widely published in books and anthologies.
Ms. Johnson has served on the Brooklyn Arts Council and has judged poetry contests for Poet’s House, NAACP ActSo Awards and Bronx Council of the Arts.
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of New York University and the City University of New York. A native of Philadelphia, PA she currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.