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A multi-discipline artist in poetry, fiction and fiber art, Jacqueline Johnson is the author of two collections of poetry, A Woman’s Season (2015) and A Gathering of Mother Tongues (1998), about which E. Ethelbert Miller wrote, “Jacqueline Johnson claims not only language but also the ground beneath her feet. She gives birth to herself and restores her own memory. I believe this poet comes out of the stars. She reminds us why the sky is so beautiful and African American literature so rich.” Her work has been published in journals and anthologies, including Word Peace Journal, The Wide Shore, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Black Renaissance Noire, Pluck!, Callaloo, Saints of Hysteria, Role Call, Bum Rush the Page and Street Lights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience. Jacqueline has received fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Hurston Wright Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Pan African Literary Forum and Soul Mountain Retreat. She earned her BSW from New York University and her MA from the City University of New York and has taught poetry workshops at Pine Manor College, Adelphi University, Poets House, the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, Riverside Church, Imani House and African Voices Magazine.