Contingencies

By Allan Johnston

Poetry | Paperback


"Crawl into life. Fall out of life. / Pick it up. Keep on walking,” writes Allan Johnston in a poem at the center of his urgent, eloquent new chapbook. The forward motion he advises propels his own language onward through meditations on such disparate topics as smoking and Caravaggio, ice and a road crew as he cadences the contingencies of his title with warmth and wit. —Sandra Gilbert, recipient of the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry, author of nine poetry collections, including Kissing the Bread. Ghost Volcano, and Aftermath, and co-author of The Madwoman in the Attic



Originally from southern California, Allan Johnston earned his M.A. in Creative Writing and his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis. His poems have appeared in over sixty journals, including Poetry, Poetry East, Rattle, and Rhino. He has published one full-length poetry collection (Tasks of Survival, 1996) and three chapbooks (Northport, 2010; Departures, 2013; Contingencies, 2015), and received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize nomination (2009), and First Prize in Poetry in the Outrider Press Literary Anthology competition (2010). He now teaches writing and literature at Columbia College and DePaul University in Chicago. He reads or has read for Word River, r.kv.r.y, and the Illinois Emerging Poets competition, and is co-editor of JPSE: Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education. His scholarly articles have appeared in Twentieth Century Literature, College Literature, and several other journals.


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Originally from southern California, Allan Johnston earned his M.A. in Creative Writing and his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis. His poems have appeared in over sixty journals, including Poetry, Poetry East, Rattle, and Rhino. He has published one full-length poetry collection (Tasks of Survival, 1996) and three chapbooks (Northport, 2010; Departures, 2013; Contingencie...


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