Caroline Johnson has two poetry chapbooks, Where the Street Ends and My Mother’s Artwork, and more than 100 poems in print. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she has won numerous state and national poetry awards, including the 2012 Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Poetry Contest. Her poems or short stories have appeared in Lunch Ticket, Rambunctious Review, Origins Journal, The Quotable, Encore and others. She served as President of Poets & Patrons of Chicago for four years and leads poetry workshops for veterans and others in the Chicago area. An English teacher for 20 years, she is now a community college academic advisor. Her first full-length collection, The Caregiver, was published by Holy Cow! Press in May 2018. One of her favorite activities in the past was watching James Bond movies with her father.
An open-mic immediately follows the reading. Poets may bring up to 6 poems to share. All are welcome to expeience the word magic and the delicious coffee, tea and treats available at Coffee Speaks.
There is no cover charge; however, all attendees are expected to purchase an item from Coffee Speaks.