Jessica E. Johnson

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Jessica E. Johnson (she/they) is the author of the book-length poem Metabolics (Acre Poetry Series), the chapbook In Absolutes We Seek Each Other (New Michigan Press), and the memoir Mettlework (Acre Books).

Jessica is a career community college instructor based in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in inclusive learning environments, knowledge production, radical care, and the relationships between art, friendship, community, and social change. She works to make spaces for thinking, feeling, and learning.

She is a contributor to Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry, and her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, The New Republic, Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, Prairie Schooner, River Teeth, DIAGRAM, Annulet Poetics, Dream Pop, Terrain, The Southeast Review, and Sixth Finch, among others. She co-hosts the Constellation Reading Series.

Her honors include an Oregon Literary Fellowship, several Pushcart nominations, and a Best of the Net nomination. She's a two-time Oregon Book Award finalist, and “The Ghost Road” (The Southeast Review) was a Best American Essay notable.




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