Kristie Robin Johnson

Educator, essayist, and poet from Augusta, GA

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About Me

Kristie Robin Johnson

Kristie Robin Johnson is an educator, essayist, and poet from Augusta, GA. She is the current Chair of the Department of Humanities at Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus where she is an Assistant Professor of English. A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Georgia College and State University, Kristie’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, AWP honors, and has received other awards and recognition, and has been published in numerous literary magazines, journals, and anthologies.

She also recently completed a series of poems titled “The Golden Blocks” as a part of a Greater Augusta Arts Council and NEA funded grant project with the Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta. Her first book, High Cotton, will be released in 2020 by Raised Voice Press.

About Me

Kristie Robin Johnson

Kristie Robin Johnson is an educator, essayist, and poet from Augusta, GA. She is the current Chair of the Department of Humanities at Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus where she is an Assistant Professor of English. A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Georgia College and State University, Kristie’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, AWP honors, and has received other awards and recognition, and has been published in numerous literary magazines, journals, and anthologies.

She also recently completed a series of poems titled “The Golden Blocks” as a part of a Greater Augusta Arts Council and NEA funded grant project with the Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta. Her first book, High Cotton, will be released in 2020 by Raised Voice Press.

About the Book

Kristie Robin Johnson has lived nearly her whole life in small town Georgia, as did five generations of African American women before her beginning with a slave, her oldest known ancestor.

In High Cotton, Johnson explores the social and economic consequences of her lineage, drawing on her experience as a post–civil rights era, post–women’s liberation, pre-millennial black woman to illuminate the lived reality of a daughter of the Deep South, in the process conjuring universal truths every reader will recognize.

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Empowering Solo
Moms Everywhere

Quintonio’s Lot

Bloodletters Literary Magazine

Shame the Devil

Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket

Rigorous Lit Mag

Amen Corner and Food Stamps

Split Lip

Humanity at the Grovetown Nail Spa

Golden Blocks Video

GAAC Podcast (Arts Weekly, 3/14/2020)

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