Charles H. Johnson -- Biography




.... A Middlesex County Arts High School poetry instructor, Charles H. Johnson is a first-place winner of the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. His work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and newspapers, including the Paterson Literary Review, Rockhurst Review, Connecticut Review and The New York Times. His poetry collection, Tunnel Vision, was published in 2003.

A former 1st (Air) Cavalry Division infantry lieutenant who fought in the Vietnam War, Johnson is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation poet and poetry reviewer and night editor for the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He conducts weekly poetry workshops for the Middlesex County Youth Shelter in North Brunswick, NJ, and monthly workshops for the Paterson, NJ, school district. In the summer of 2003, he was lead poet for the Paterson's Immigrant Poetry Project run by the district's English as Second Language Department.