L. A. Johnson is from California. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California, where she is a Provost’s Fellow. She is the author of the chapbook Little Climates, forthcoming from Bull City Press in late 2017. A finalist in Narrative Magazine's 2016 30 Below Contest, her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, the Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and other journals.  

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