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J † Johnson


Fisher-Bennett Hall 217

Office Hours

Office Hours

Tue. 4-5pm by email appointment


JJ performs in the yard behind Unnameable Books in Brooklyn photo credit: Willis Ryder Arnold

J †Johnson is the author of Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics (punctum books, 2018), and a poetry collection, The Book / Or / The Woods (punctum books, 2021). Their writing has appeared in PEN AmericaJacket2, the tinyTarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. A chapbook, trunc & frag, is at Our Teeth. They wrote the music and culture series Book Album Book at Fanzine, and are at work on a performative critical investigation of analog-digital interface, language-oriented poetry, digital language art, and experimental electronic music called Janky Materiality. They live in Philadelphia, and edit Cul-de-sac of Blood.


Courses Taught

fall 2023

fall 2022

fall 2021

summer 2021

summer 2020

ENGL 513.940 Writing through Music  

spring 2020

spring 2019

fall 2018

ENGL 435.640 Writing Through Music  

summer 2018

ENGL 435.941 Writing through Music