Allan Johnston

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Allan Johnston earned his M.A. in Creative Writing and his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis.  His poems have appeared in over sixty journals, including Poetry, Poetry East, Rattle, and Rhino.  He has published three full-length poetry collections (Tasks of Survival, 1996; In a Window, 2018; Sable and Selected Poems, 2022) and three chapbooks (Northport, 2010; Departures, 2013; Contingencies, 2015), and has received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Pushcart Prize nominations, and First Prize in Poetry in the Outrider Press Literary Anthology competition.  His translations and co-translations with Guillemette Johnston of poems from the French and German have appeared in AzonaL, Ezra, MayDay Magazine, Metamorphosis, and Transference.  He has taught writing and literature at several colleges and universities, including most recently Columbia College and DePaul University in Chicago.  He reads or has read for Word River, r.kv.r.y, and the Illinois Emerging Poets competition, and is co-editor of JPSE: Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education.  His scholarly articles have appeared in Twentieth Century Literature, College Literature, and several other journals.