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Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

MFA Student


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Heather Johnson is a Diné woman from the Navajo Nation, currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is an MFA candidate in UNM's Creative Writing Program, and an English instructor. She writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, Sigma Tau Delta’s Rectangle, and Anti-Heroin Chic. She's a reader for, and was a blog contributor to, the Blue Mesa Review, the MFA program's literary magazine. Her subjects are surviving personal and historical traumas, the experiences of marginalized identities, the complexities of mental health and well-being, and the landscape as sacred. She is an avid kajukembo practitioner and the mother of a beautiful six-year-old boy. She's also a founding member of the Trigger Warning Writers Group.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021