R. K. Johnston Poetry Resumé

R.K. JohnstonPublications:           

Roy K Johnston, A Life in Sound, Color and Word, H.W. Smith, Los Angeles, 2016

Steps In Life, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, November 2014

From Fractals, Forward, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, January, 2013

Groundwaters, Lorane, OR, Winter 2013

The Wandering Circle, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, May 2011

Dissonance and Consonance, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, August
2009

“Earth’s Next Era – The Age of Loneliness”, War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 2008

Kenosis San Luis Obispo, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, July 2007

“Cultural Integration Through Poetry”, Senses, Issue 1 Volume 3 Sacramento, CA, Summer 07

“Poetry For Peace”, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA, March 25, 2007

“Sowing Seeds and Telling Tales”, New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA,
January 25-February 1, 2007

“Earth’s Next Era, The Age of Loneliness” and “Leadership or Extinction”, PoetsLane@comcast.net, December 2006

Seeds Of Tolerance, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, December 2006

“Children”, Solo Café, Anthology, San Luis Obispo, CA, Fall 2006

The System Is Broken, New Artist Press, Toronto, Canada, May 2004

Press Release for The System Is Broken, Los Angeles Times, May 2004

“Where I Find You”, BigCityLit, New York City, NY, August 2002

World Wide Word Radio Network, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/,

Director and Host of Cerebral Meditations:

February 28, 2010Interview with Gerald T. McLaughlin on The Bishop of Lipoppo, A Fable, iUniverse, Inc.

January, 24,2010Interview with Stanley Plumly on Posthumous Keats, W.W. Norton & Company

July 28, 2009 Interview with Denise Giardina on Emily’s Ghost, W.W. Norton & Company.

October 7, 2008 Interview with Kim Powers on Capote in Kansas, De Capo Press.

August 29, 2008 Interview with Cary DeCordova on Harlem Speaks, Sourcebooks, Inc.

August 22, 2008 Interview with Kevin Clark on, In the Evening of No Warning, New Issues

August 8, 2008 Interview with Evelyn Cole on three novels; For the Sake of All Others, Traveling on the Dark Side of Love, and A Tough Journey to the Heart of Happiness

July 25, 2008 Interview with Lisa Williams on Women Reading to the Sea, W.W. Norton & Company and Martha Serpas on The Dirty Side of the Storm, W.W. Norton & Company.

July 1, 2008 Interview with Bruce Weigl on Declension in the Village of Chung Luong, Ausable Press and JenniferKwon Dobbs on Paper Pavilion.

June 13, 2008 Interview with John Fitzgerald on Telling Time by the Shadows, Turning Point and Helene Cardona on The Astonished Universe, Red Hen Press.

June 6, 2008 Interview with Gavin O’Toole and Georgina Jiménez Reymoso on Che In Verse, Aflame Books.

May 23, 2008 Interview with Dana Goodyear on, Honey and Junk, W.W. Norton & Company and Rachel Zucker, on The Bad Wife Handbook, Wesleyan University Press.

May 9, 2008 Interview with Michael Robertson and David Blake on Worshiping Walt, Princeton University Press

April 25, 2008 Interview with Matthew Zapruder on American Linden, Tupelo Press and The Pajamist, Copper Canyon Press

April 11, 2008 Interview with Robert W. Trodgon on The Lousy Raacket and Hemingway, Kent State University Press

March 28, 2008 Interview with Valzhyna Mort on Factory of Tears, Copper Canyon Press

March 14, 2008 Interview with Corrie Greathouse on Portraits: Invisible Ink on Parchment,

February22,2008 Interview with Tobias Deehan on The Stranger, Guerrillalit

Featured Readings, Openings, and Media Appearances:

Poetry/Art Walk, Springfield, OR, February 13, 2015

Athena, Dubrovnik, Croatia, December 10, 2014

Globus Tour, Portugal, August 15 & 18 , 2012

Eugene Public Library, Eugene, OR, June 9, 2012

“Two Odysseys, Poetry and Philosophy”, University of Oregon, Eugene, June 17, 2011 and University of Oregon, Portland, April 21, 2011

Nahargarth Palace, Madhopur, India, March 29, 2011

SLO Down Pub, Arroyo Grande, CA, February 27, 2011

Arts Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, February 26, 2011

Coffee Cartel, Redondo Beach, CA, February 22, 2011

The Unity of Knowledge: Reflections on Current Trends in the Arts and Sciences, University Of Oregon, Eugene, November 30, 2010

University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, October 3, 2010

Guest reader, FisherPoets on the Edge Festival, Yaquina Yacht Club, Newport, OR, January 17, 2010

“Poetry Night”, guest reader, Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR, December 14, 2009

California Book Tour and Readings for Dissonance and Consonance: 2009

Lakes Country Club, Palm Desert, CA, November 16, 2009
Private Home, Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2009
Stories & Book Café, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2009
Stynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, October 21, 2009
Private Home, Sacramento, CA, October 19, 2009

“Son of a Pony”, guest reader, Cornelian Street Café, Greenwich Village, NY
September 11, 2009

“LoverSpeak” featured guest for Byzantium Magazine, Stynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, February 11, 2009

2nd Sunday at 7, Coalesce Bookstore, Morro Bay, CA, January 11, 2009, “East Meets West” with poet Jean Gerrard

KCBX 90.1FM, featured guest on “Issues and Ideas” hosted by Guy Rathbon. Discussion of Johnston’s “Unity of Knowledge” based on E.O. Wilson’s Consilience, July 23, 2008

Cox TV Channel 17, “Robert Greenfield Show”, Santa Barbara, CA, taping April 9, 2008 and several re-broadcasts following

SkyWorld, Café Monet, Santa Maria, CA, October 27, 2007

Corners of the Mouth, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA, October 21, 2007

2nd Sunday at 7, Coalesce Bookstore, Morro Bay, CA, October 14, 2007

Poetry Express, Berkeley, CA, May 21, 2007

“Books etc.” TV Program Interview, Alan Hancock College, March 28, 2007

Book Opening, Seeds of Tolerance, The Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, February 9, 2007

23rd Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, “Language of the Soul”,
Featured Reader, November 11, 2006

National Peace Day Celebration, The Creamery, San Luis Obispo, CA, October 7, 2006

Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, October 6, 2006

Galaxy II, Yangtze Cruise, People’s Republic of China, June 24, 2006

2nd Sunday at 7, Coalesce Bookstore, Morro Bay, CA, June 11, 2006

Corners of the Mouth, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA, March 19, 2006

22nd Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 20, 2005

Third Thursday, Poet’s Night Out, Carlene’s Café, Atascadero, CA, September 15, 2005

Anti-War Session with Sara Downing and Michelle Flan, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA, August 28, 2005

Poetry In War, presented by Poets Against the War, Bergamont Art Complex, Santa Monica, CA, August 29, 2005

SLO Deliverance, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA, June 1, 2005

Coffee Cartel, Redondo Beach, CA, February 8, 2005

Book Tour Reading: Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 2004

Poetry on the Half Shell, Field Office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, Silver Lake, CA, October 22, 2004

Moon Day, Village Books, Pacific Palisades, CA, October 1, 2004

Youth Poetry Workshop, Field Office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, Silver Lake, CA, October 15, 2005

2nd Friday Series, Cultural Arts Center, Eagle Rock, CA, September 2004

Projectile Poetry, Field Office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, Silver Lake, CA, July 18, 2004

18th Annual Writer’s Workshop, The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences, Boston, MA, June 26, 2004

The Boston Poetry Slam, The Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA, June 23, 2004

Opening for The System Is Broken, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, August 17, 2004

Music at May’s Landing, Malibu, CA, October 25, 2003

Visiting Artist’s Series, Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA, October 15, 2000

Workshops and Programs:

“How to Write Poetry” Panel, Eugene Public Library, June 16, 2012

Red Sofa, Poetry Workshop, Eugene, OR, every other Tuesday, 2009 – present

Poetry Out Loud, National Foundation for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation,
Judge, San Luis Obispo, February 27, 2008

Poets on the Edge, Unitarian Church, San Luis Obispo, Every other Tuesday, 2006-present

Guest attendee, Classes in 19th and 20th Century Poetry, Professor Kevin Clark,
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Fall 2007, Winter 2008

18th Annual Writer’s Workshop, Creative Writing Program of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences, Boston, MA, June 20-July 1, 2004

Poetry Workshop, Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic, June 10-20, 2002

University of Southern California, Master of Professional Writing Program, Los Angeles, CA, May 1999

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