Born and raised in Compton, California, Amaud Jamaul Johnson was educated at Howard University and Cornell University. His first book, Red Summer (Tupelo, 2006), was winner of the Dorset Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, his honors include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and Cave Canem. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
ARTICLES FEATURING AMAUD JAMAUL
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry
Amaud Jamaul Johnson following in his predecessors footsteps in reclaiming African-American vernacular and remaking it into an expressive literary language....