June News

6/1/21

News and updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Happy Pride, ACC Juneteenth Celebration, Cave Canem 25th anniversary, and more. 

March News

3/1/21

News and updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Happy Women's History Month, Support Black Business in the ATX, and more! 

Spotlight

2/4/2021

I'm honored Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S., Daniel Mulhall, chose my poem to share. And such a lovely recitation of "Night Hike."

DINNERVIEW

11/23/2020

"Here, she talks about orange power snacks, coffee and bacon rituals, and being “actively anti-mayo”. Such a fun interview! 

Aug News

8/27/20

August news from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming readings, new publications, and more! 

July News

7/20/20

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - a message, links, and support for my people and community. 

New Audio

5/1/2020

Revel: Witness March 8th, I had the pleasure of joining Revel to collaborate through poetry and music to create Witness. Click more to listen. 

Publication

4/1/2020

Dr. Sequoia Maner, co-editor of this collection, interviewed me about Black Poets Speak Out and Black arts activism. Thankful for everyone who made this important collection possible. 

Feb. News

02/2/2020

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH, events, publications, video, and more. 

Hedgebrook

12/21/19

News - Of 1300+ applications, Amanda Johnston has been selected as one of 40 writers in residence at Hedgebrook for 2020. Learn more about this organization that supports women writers from around the world. 

August NEWS

August 2, 2019

So much good on the way! Check out upcoming events, reviews, mentions and some pics from my summer adventures. 

JUNE NEWS

June 7, 2019

Upcoming events and summer wishes for good books and deep relaxation. Pittsburgh, Ireland, Harlem - See you soon! 

WORKSHOP

March 10, 2019

Let's Get Physical: Writing the Body - Join me for this IOTA online workshop to explore how we convey the body with limited text. Micro Prose, Poetry, Prompts, and Resources. May 5 - June 2.

NEWS

February 9, 2019

Cave Canem board transition announcement. Parneshia Jones passes position of Cave Canem board president to Amanda Johnston. Click more to read full announcement. 

DEC. NEWS

December 13, 2018

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com with love & light. Check for 2019 dates and more good good! Thank you for coming along for the journey. 

NOV. NEWS

November 25, 2018

Thankful for you! S/o Texas Book Festival, Cave Canem, Hugo House, Bookwoman, AWP, Argus House, Stonecoast, Women of Resistance, Frye Museum, NYU Lillian Vernon House

AWP 2019

August 4, 2018

See you at AWP 2019 in Portland, OR for 21st Century Innovations in Poetic Form with Jaimee Hills, Dora Malech, Kimberly Ann Southwick, and Jaimie Gusman.

READING LIST

June 19, 2018

Texas writers suggest books to celebrate and understand Juneteenth for Brazos Bookstore.

INTERVIEW

April 7, 2018

Radio interview with Stephanie Lang for Zumbi on KAZI, 88.7 Austin. 

AWP PANEL

March 8, 2018

Audio recording of CLMP panel at AWP: Political Pivoting—Literary Publishing at the Pace of Politics.

REVIEW

January 20, 2018

Review of Another Way to Say Enter for Run & Tell That Reviews online. 

May News

5/1/21

News and updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Read With Me giveaway winner, African American Shakespeare Company, Texas Book Festival Friday Reads, and more. 

Spotlight

2/15/2021

"Amanda Johnston has served Cave Canem in many soul-giving, hallelujah-strong capacities: that she star-shined in her roles as fellow, retreat coordinator, one-woman cheering squad and board member over the past 20 years..."

Reading

2/1/2021

The Fire Gilders: A Celebration of Women Poets - An international event to mark Brigid’s Day & Black History Month. Sponsored by Poetry Ireland, African American Irish Diaspora Network, and the Embassy of Ireland USA. 

Nov. News

9/13/20

November news from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming readings, new publications, and more! 

New Pub

8/27/20

THE FUTURE OF BLACK! I'm excited for this new anthology and happy to have a poem included. They are still accepting submissions, so get at them if you got that work!  

won't you

7/20/20

Wash your hands while reciting Lucile Clifton's poem "won't you celebrate with me." We can all do our part to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

May News

5/1/2020

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming events and links to videos and resources. 

March News

3/1/2020

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming events and links to videos and resources. 

Interview 

1/12/2020

Publishers Weekly highlights African-American literary organizations. Read to learn more about Cave Canem and how it serves the Black poetry community and impacts the literary community at large. 

Oct. News

9/29/19

Upcoming events at Furious Flower, University of New Haven, and the Texas Book Festival.

See you soon! 

EVENT

July 31, 2019

Texas Book Festival is pleased to host Book Tips and Sips at Prohibition Creamery in Austin where Central Texas authors talk about their favorite books at Prohibition Creamery, a delicious cocktail and ice cream bar. Join us August 13, 2019!

INTERVIEW

April 18, 2019

The New Enterprise interviewed Amanda ahead of her feature reading at ECTC as part of their National Poetry Month celebration. 

MARCH NEWS

March 1, 2019

You are enough. I'm happy to share this journey with you. Join me at the Sunstar Festival in Pittsburgh, PA and other March events. Onward with love! 

NEW PUB

January 26, 2019

New work in Thalia Magazine. Check out "forgive me, but another black woman was killed and I'm shook" along with two poems from Another Way to Say Enter - "History Repeating Repeating" and "Crossing In." 

INTERVIEW

December 13, 2018

A Virtual Interview with Amanda Johnston by Cindy Huyser. We discuss poetry, MFAs, writing collectives and more! 

AUDIO

September 22, 2018

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY ENTER on the radio! Thank you Allan Campbell and People United for capturing this reading at Resistencia. Listen now on Koop 91.7 FM, Austin, TX. 

VOTE

August 4, 2018

Help bring Kyle Dargan, Jose Olivarez, Katie Bickham and myself to SXSW 2019 for our panel "The Poets Tried to Tell You: Warning Signs in Lit

JUNE NEWS

June 2018

A message and updates from AmandaJohnston.com 

APRIL NEWS

April 2018

Message and updates for April from AmandaJohnston.com

FEATURE

March 19, 2018

Curated anthology of poems for the Academy of American Poetry's focus on Poetry & the Body as part of the Poetry Coalition. 

READING LIST

December 2017

Cornelius Eady recommends Another Way to Say Enter for Poetry Magazine.  

April News

4/8/2021

News and updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Happy National Poetry Month! April events with Cave Canem, TX Book Festival, and more.

Feb. News

2/6/2021

Happy Black Love Month! News and updates from AmandaJohnston.com 

Jan. News

1/1/2021

A look back at 2020 along with news and updates from AmandaJohnston.com. 

Sept. News

9/13/20

September news from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming readings, new publications, and more! 

Interview

8/27/20

Thrilled to be the August 2020 Artist of the Month for Interfaces. Click the link for an excerpt of the interview. Follow them online for full interview. 

June News

6/1/2020

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming events and links to videos and resources. NEW POEM. Donate to Cave Canem, Austin Justice Coalition, and BLM. 

April News

4/1/2020

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - Upcoming events and links to videos and resources. National Poetry Month! 

Publication

02/2/2020

I'm thrilled my poem "Gender Reveal" is included in this anthology along with so many powerful poets I admire. I'm thankful for the work of Dr. Joanne Gabbin, Lauren K. Alleyne and all who put in work with to bring this gift into the world. 

Dec. News

12/21/19

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com - events, articles, and more. So much gratitude as we end this decade and continue in light and love. 

CONTEST

9/28/19

Amanda Johnston will judge the 2020 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize. Deadline Nov. 16, 2019. 

$500 and publication in The Heartland Review. 

NEWS

July 31, 2019

A FIERCE COMPASSION: WOMEN OF RESISTANCE: POEMS FOR A NEW FEMINISM I'm happy to be in this powerful anthology and mentioned here in The Rumpus review. 

INTERVIEW

March 27, 2019

Going DEEP with Reagan Jackson and Anastacia-Renee on the Deep End Friends podcast. We're talking poetry, activism, identity, and how love can make warriors out of us.

NEWS

February 9, 2019

Cave Canem board transition announcement. Parneshia Jones passes position of Cave Canem board president to Amanda Johnston. Click more to read full announcement. 

ESSENCE

December 27, 2018

12 Poignant Lines Of Poetry From Young Black Women To Inspire You Daily - Includes lines from Aja Monet, Khadijah Queen, and more along with a line from my poem "Pawn Shop."  

NEW PUB

November 25, 2018

Sweet anthology from I Scream Social! Happy my poem "Drunk 'n' Code Switchin" is folded in the mix. 😍 🍨🍦🍧 Get your copy today from Malvern Books.

Celebration!

September 15, 2018

Updates from AmandaJohnston.com with events in Vermont, NYC, Seattle, Texas, and double birthday goodness for 9/18/18! 

AUGUST NEW

August 4, 2018

A message and updates from Amanda Johnston featuring Back to School resources and Fall 2018 events at Hugo House, NYU and more. 

SPOTLIGHT

May 15, 2018

Her Spotlight interview with Amanda Johnston. "Sometimes it looks like dancing." 

INTERVIEW

April 15, 2018

Award-winning poet Amanda Johnston talks about Texas roots and her work for social justice.

FEATURE

February 5, 2018

Amanda Johnston on her poem “Love is a Bloody Thing in the Dark.”

POEM-A-DAY

November 14, 2017

"We Named You Mercy" by Amanda Johnston featured for Poem-A-Day on Poets.org.