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2024 Texas State Poet Laureate 

Publications

"Bogeymen" - Academy of American Poets

"On the Other Side" - The Rumpus 

"This Is Love" - Poetry Magazine (coming soon) 

 

 

Events

Sept. 7: Austin Is A Poem 

Sept. 18-22: Furious Flower Conference 

October 16: West Texas A&M University

Oct. 24: Artist and the Archive at the Carver Museum

Projects

Torch Literary Arts

A 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Amanda Johnston in 2006 to support Black women writers across the diaspora. 

Visual Art 

An emerging visual artist, Amanda's mixed media creations explore themes of identity, place, and the personal as political practice.  

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