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  • Jonathan Johnson, PhD
    Jonathan Johnson, PhD
    Patterson Hall 211B
    Phone: 509.359.4969

    Creative Writing (Poetry and Nonfiction)


    Northern Michigan University, BA (1990)
    Northern Michigan University, MA (1992)
    Western Michigan University, PhD (1997)

    Jonathan Johnson is the author of the poetry books Mastodon, 80% Complete (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001) and In the Land We Imagined Ourselves (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010), and the memoir Hannah and the Mountain: Notes Toward a Wilderness Fatherhood (University of Nebraska Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and numerous other anthologies, as well as Southern Review, Ploughshares, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner. Johnson migrates between a cabin in Idaho; the Lake Superior coastal town of Marquette, Mich.; Scotland and eastern Washington.

    Recent Publications

    In the Land We Imagined Ourselves (Poetry Book)
    Hannah and the Mountain: Notes Toward a Wilderness Fatherhood (Nonfiction Book)
    Mastodon, 80% Complete (Poetry Book)

    May Is an Island (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018)

    Courses Taught

    Poetry workshops (Master of Fine Arts Program and undergraduate)
    Nonfiction workshop (MFA Program)
    Poetry I: Form and Theory (MFA Program)
    Imagination and Wilderness (MFA Program)
    Literature of the Northwest (MFA Program / undergraduate cross-listed)
    Researching and Writing in the Field: Yellowstone (MFA Program / undergraduate cross-listed)

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