Kristie Robin Johnson

Photo by Ashley Marks Photography

Book: High Cotton

Kristie Robin Johnson is an educator, essayist, and poet whose work is rooted in vulnerability and truth. She is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Georgia College and State University and also earned degrees in political science and public administration from Augusta University. Kristie currently teaches English at Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, Georgia, and Georgia Military College in Augusta. She has worked as a caseworker for the US House of Representatives and as a coordinator at Augusta Technical College. Of all her occupations, the most meaningful and challenging by far is her job as mother to two brilliant young men—Robert and Patrick.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rigorous, Split Lip Magazine, ESME, Under the Gum Tree, Lunch Ticket, riverSedge, and other journals and publications. Kristie is the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received honorable mention in the AWP Intro to Journals Project.  High Cotton is her first book. She resides in Grovetown, Georgia, with her two sons.