Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Amanda Johnston


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Women Writers in Bloom is a literary salon I started attending a couple of months ago and this month’s featured Texan poet Amanda Johnston. Today I feature her here with some of her poetry influenced by science fiction/fantasy films, like Blade and The Matrix.

Below are two poems, “Mixed Blood” and “Blade Speaks at Career Day,” published in Kinfolks Journal based on the Blade movies:

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Here is a recording of one of Johnston’s Matrix-influenced poem, “Girlfriends, There Is No Spoon,” that will be in her upcoming collection.

 

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