Synopses & Reviews
"The poems in Kinesthesia are wonderfully personal, familial, quirky and crafty. 'They sleep upright in the throat,' as Stephanie Johnson writes in 'City of Stomach, City of Throat,' and find their way into our blood streams and our night dreams."Diane Glancy
Stephanie Johnson, adept in alternative and complementary medicine, has worked as a birth doula. She speaks, both tender and surreal, in a choir of women's voices to women, healers, bodyworkers, aficionados of mythology, and to anyone seeking spiritual solace in the natural world or interested in understanding and healing the body/mind split.
A collection of ecstatic poems portraying the narrator's growth into womanhood.
About the Author
Stephanie N. Johnson has had numerous publications of individual poems in literary journals, including: Dog Blessings
, Crab Creek Review
, Water~Stone Review
, Massachusetts Review
, Low Explosions: Writings on the Body
, SASE Wings Anthology
, Common Ground Review
, Poetry Daily
, AGN Online, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
, and Ice Box
Johnson as also won 21 awards, grants, and honorariums, including: New Rivers Press MVP, White Eagle Coffee Store Press Chapbook Competition, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist's Inititiative Grant, SASE Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Award, Loft Mentor Series Competition award--Poetry, Academy of American Poets James Write Poetry Prize (Honorable Mention), Gesell Award for Excellence in Poetry, Marcella DeBourg Fellowship Award for Nonfiction, Eleanor b. north poetry Prize, John S. Mikla Memorial Book Award.
Johnson was born in Minneapolis, MN; she has lived in Alaska, and now lives in New Mexico. During the time she wrote these poems, Johnson was also studying alternative and complementary medicine and working as a birth doula.