Lewis Center Past Fellows

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson headshot

photo by Brooke Wyatt


Jenny Johnson’s first collection of poems, In Full Velvet, was released by Sarabande Books in 2017. She was recently honored with a 2015 Whiting Award. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, New England Review, Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics, and elsewhere. She won Beloit Poetry Journal ’s 2011 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize. She has also received awards and scholarships from the Blue Mountain Center, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches writing and gender studies. As a Hodder Felllow, she will begin work on her second book of poems.

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