Posts from October 2021

October 20, 2021

Flying Into the Unpredictable: Publishing During a Pandemic

Best American Poetry Blog
Editor’s Note (October 19, 2021):

We checked in with J. Chester Johnson to find out how he’s fared over the course of the last 18 months with the publication of his timely Damaged Heritage.

Click here to read the article on the Best American Poetry web site.

October 4, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Remembering the Elaine Massacre

Here is the piece prepared by Crystal Bridges on the Elaine Race Massacre, including a link to an interview by National Public Radio with J. Chester Johnson, author of Damaged Heritage, and Dr. Kyle Miller, who lost four ancestors in the white attacks and who is executive director of the Arkansas Delta Cultural Center in Phillips County, Arkansas, site of the Massacre.

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Damaged Heritage by J. Chester Johnson: Anti-Racism Text at St. Luke in the Fields

J. Chester Johnson's "Night" Featured by Carnegie Hill Village

J. Chester Johnson Named To Board of Advisors For Poetry Outreach Center

Conversation Among Descendants of the Elaine Race Massacre 104 Years Later: Zoom Recording Available

J. Chester Johnson Discusses His Well-Known Poem, “St. Paul’s Chapel”, At Manhattan’s Church of the Heavenly Rest

J. Chester Johnson Interviewed by Tavis Smiley

Cornelius Eady's Interview of J. Chester Johnson for Poets House/WBAI "Open House" Program

NPR Article on Elaine and Tulsa Race Massacres

History News Network Publishes Article by J. Chester Johnson on Lunches with Father of Black Liberation Theology

Favorable Review of "Damaged Heritage" in Current Issue of American Book Review

Damaged Heritage Placed On Selective Goodreads’ List of Best Nonfiction Books

Damaged Heritage Motivates Nationwide Talks on Social Justice and Racial Equity

J. Chester Johnson Writes in the ARKANSAS TIMES About Another Arkansas Race Massacre

Video of J. Chester Johnson’s presentation at Johnson House Historic Site (Underground Railroad).

Book Review from Green Mountains Review of "Damaged Heritage"


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