Wayne Johns

Wayne Johns’ first book of poems, Antipsalm, received the Editor’s Choice prize from Unicorn Press (2018). He is also the author of two chapbooks, The Exclusion Zone which received Rane Arroyo prize from Seven Kitchens Press, and An Invisible Veil Between Us, selected by David Trinidad for the Frank O’Hara chapbook prize. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, New England Review, Ploughshares, Image, and Prairie Schooner, among others. A former Lambda Literary Fellow in fiction, and Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University, a recent short story can be found in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019).

Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.