F. Geoffrey Johnson


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F. Geoffrey Johnson
About the author

F. Geoffrey Johnson, poet and visual artist has self published two collections of poetry, SMELLS I SEE, 142 pp., 2004 and RESTORATION, 148 pp., 2005. Recent poetry can be found in CRUX: A conversation in words and images/South Africa to South USA, Anthology, Fulton County, GA, Publisher, 2007; The Caribbean Writer, International Literary Anthology, Volume 22, University of the Virgin Islands, Publisher, 2008; Black Magnolias Literary Journal, C.Liegh McInnis, Publisher, Winter 2008 & (forthcoming) Fall 2010; KARA WALKER—NO/KARA WALKER—YES/KARA WALKER—?, Midmarch Arts Press, 2009; Mythium Literary Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010; (Forthcoming Anthology) Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity, Edited by Paula Cole-Jones, Published by Skinner House Books, 10/30/2010. Johnson was selected to participate in an international residential fellowship at Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, Balgowan, South Africa, January-February, 2009. I began painting in order to visually express the stories I had previously only been able to express through poetry. I use visual art as a second language. Together, both mediums complement each other and add to my tool set helping me fulfill my purpose as an artist.