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Amaud Jamaul Johnson

Amaud Jamaul Johnson is the author of two poetry collections, Red Summer and Darktown Follies. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, he is the winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Dorset Prize, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and Cave Canem. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Callaloo, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Compton, California, he is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. His third collection, Imperial Liquor, is forthcoming from the Pitt Poetry Series, Spring 2020.