J. Chester Johnson, the acclaimed poet, essayist, and translator, is author of the forthcoming memoir, Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliation (May 5, 2020). He is the author of several celebrated poetry collections and non-fiction work and was one of two poets (the other being W. H. Auden) on the drafting committee for the retranslated Psalms in The Book of Common Prayer. Johnson also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U. S. Treasury Department under Jimmy Carter and lives in New York City with his wife.
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