MEDIA RELEASE: New Cal State Journal Publishes Poet


Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson

New Literary Journal Features Novelist’s Poetry

Editors of the new literary journal Dash chose Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s poem “Long Before They Closed the Napster Down” for their just-published spring edition. The new book is sponsored by the Creative Writing Club and the Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton.

Howard-Johnson says, “My pleasure at being published by this journal doubled because the poem is based on memories of my father, an avid and thoroughly addicted smoker who loved jazz. His time was a different time and this poem evokes those times, the music of his time . . . and him. That it was chosen for a journal like this–one with a yourthful edge–renews my faith that there is not so much difference between generations after all.”

The journal is dedicated to “publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, art, and hybrids that push the boundaries of short, open-ended expression.”

Howard-Johnson’s poem poetry has appeared in literary journals like the Mochila Review, Banyan Review, the new Pear Noir, and Poetic Voices. One of her poems won a reader award at The Pedestal Magazine.

Howard-Johnson studied at UCLA with Suzanne Lummis, editor of Speechless the Magazine where her chapbook Tracings (Finishing Line Press), winner of Military Writers Society of America’s Award of Excellence was featured in 2005.

The poet’s literary novel, This Is the Place, has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction has won three. Her newest chapbook She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood (, was coauthored by Magdalena Ball and proudly self published in the tradition of poets for centuries. She is also an authors’ advocate and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers (

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