Poetry. California Interest. The seemingly placid surfaces of LITTLE CLIMATES lure the reader into the mystery of what swims underneath. In her debut collection, L. A. Johnson examines the disparate spaces humans occupy in relationships—together and separately, alone and as unit. For even in a love union, each individual still inhabits their own space of mystery and wonder; their pasts, how they've changed, how they dream of the present: these are the little climates.
L. A. Johnson is from California. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California, where she is a Provost's Fellow. She has received scholarships and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her poems have recently appeared in The American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Narrative Magazine, The Southern Review, and other journals. Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA