Joseph Johnson portrait


My professional background includes teaching (first grade through university), newspaper (design, production), and writing (technical writing, editing). In all these worlds, I’ve worked with words.

My academic life started with undergrad work in art and education. Then came the grad degrees in theology and biblical studies, English language and literature, and creative writing.

I am a recent transplant to Portland and am adjusting to a life that is nearly memoir-worthy. I’m not ready for that memoir. But I am writing.

This site contains some of my fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. It also points to a couple books I’ve published.

Thanks for checking in.