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Born and raised in Compton, California, Amaud Jamaul Johnson was educated at Howard University and Cornell University. His first book, Red Summer
(Tupelo, 2006), was winner of the Dorset Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, his honors include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and Cave Canem. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
- Winner of the 2004 Dorset Prize, selected by Carl Phillips
Reviews of Amaud Jamaul Johnson's Red Summer
Reviews of Amaud Jamaul Johnson's Darktown Follies