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Allan Johnston

Mailing Address
1105 Asbury
Evanston, IL. 60202

County: Cook

E-Mail: ajb54321@hotmail.com

Phone: 847-492-6907

Genre: Poetry

Periodical Publications:

  • "Range of Light" (2000), "Seven Poems from Return" (1999), "At Sam and Ed's," "Woman With Cigarette" & "Burning the Gas" (1997), Weber Studies
  • "Shell," Evansville Review, 2000
  • "Evening Conversation," Poetry, 1999
  • "Potato Farming Near George Washington, 1975," Rhino, 1998
  • "Lot's Wife," Tomorrow Magazine, 1997
  • Poetry has also appeared in Pacific Coast Journal, Strong Coffee, Dickinson Review, Pacific International, Z Miscellaneous, and many others
  • Scholarly Publications in ISLE, McNeese Review, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Twentieth Century Literature, and elsewhere

Book Publications:

  • Tasks of Survival: Poems 1970 - 1990, Mellon Poetry Press, 1996

Forthcoming Publications:

  • "Columbia River Gorge," "Deep Lake" and "Harvest" Weber Studies
  • "Hard," "Heavy Snow" and "Perhaps Only Hunger is Real Anymore" Mid-America Poetry Review

Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Honors:

  • Finalist, New Letters Poetry Award, 2001
  • Poetry Competition Judge, Outrider Press, 2001
  • Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 1999
  • Third Prize, New Press Poetry Contest, 1993
  • Second Prize, Fifth Annual Black Bear Reveiw Poetry Contest, 1992
  • Finalist, Roberts Writing Awards for Poetry, 1991
  • September issue Achievement in Poetry Award, Z Miscellaneous, 1987
  • First & Second Prize, Fairfax Folio Poetry Contest, 1980
  • Other awards

Recent Readings, Performances and Productions:

  • Featured Poet, Outrider Press Reading, November 2001
  • Illinois Philological Association, DePaul University, 2001
  • Genre Mel (T/D), Columbia College, 2000-2001
  • Rhino Publication Reading, 1998
  • Open readings, Oakton Community College

Recent Workshops:

    Present Employment:

    • Lecturer and adjunct faculty in writing and literature, Oakton Community College, DePaul University, & Columbia College

    Preferred Audience:

    • Adult or older

    Willing to travel:

    • yes, depending on the situation
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