Love for Her by John Johnson

Native Washingtonian John Johnson is the 2018 winner of the DC Poet Project. In his debut poetry collection the author equally documents love relationships and grievances of black life today. Johnson is a director, actor, public radio contributor, arts educator, and father of two.

To download a sample of poems, click here.

To purchase Love for Her by John Johnson click here [link to come]

Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri wrote, “A real find!”

E. Ethelbert Miller wrote, “These poems are filled with wit and wisdom.”

Anne Becker wrote, “In these days of fear, anger, and confusion John Johnson writes bravely of the vulnerability of men.”

The cover image is by artist Goitseone Moerane.

The 2018 DC Poet Project was produced by Day Eight through support from the DC Commission on the Arts and participating poets and partners, including the DC Public Library, Upshur Street Books, American Poetry Museum, BRINK media and poets Gregory Luce, Susan Meehan, Rose Strode, Michael Cameron, Regie Cabico, Anne Becker, Abdul Ali, Jonathan Katz, Ethelbert Miller and Alan King.