K Carlton Johnson
I hold several degrees but my most important teachers were travel and reading the likes of W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Whitman, Dickinson, Rilke, Milosz, Brodsky, Karin Boye, Muriel Rukeyser, Ruth Stone, Edith Sodergran, Moa Martinson, Marta Tikkanen. I am very interested in Scandinavian writers, woman imparticular. I have published 10 chapbooks and have seen my poems in many journals, and poetic venues. For me Poetry is the concentration of language, a novel that may be written in a few lines with few words. It is this concentration of language that makes the art of the poet, more...