BIO

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Jenny Johnson’s poems appear in Best American Poetry 2012,Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & PoeticsNew England ReviewThe CollagistWaxwing, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the Beloit Poetry Journal’s 2011 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for her poem “Aria”.  She has also received awards and scholarships from The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. After earning a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia, she taught public school for several years in the Bay Area, and she spent ten summers on the staff of the University of Virginia Young Writer’s Workshop. She earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches writing.