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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Michael Lee Johnson  

Pen Name: None

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Born: in Brazil, Indiana

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Johnson lives in Itasca, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. He spent 10 years in Canada during the Vietnam War era. Johnson has been published in over 22 countries including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, India, and the United Kingdom. ''The Lost American'' is about one man’s journey into exile over the Vietnam War many years ago, his struggle, his survival, his road to recovery and strength manifesting itself through his prose and poems. The author is also editor/publisher of four poetry sites all of which can be found at his website: http://poetryman.mysite.com/. Johnson has written several chapbooks including ''From Which Place the Morning''. He has been published in over 365 publications.


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Titles At Your Library

The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom
ISBN: 0595460917

iUniverse, Inc.. 2007

Michael Lee Johnson is a freelance writer andpoet, who created over 320 poems publishedin over 123 journals and online publications todate. He is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc and Directoryof American Poets & Fictions Writers: pw.org/directory. He has been published in the United States, Canada, NewZealand, Australia, Nigeria, Fiji, India, and the United Kingdom. The Lost American is about one man's journey into exile over theVietnam War many years ago, his struggle, his survival, his road torecovery and strength manifesting itself through his prose andpoems. Mr. Michael Lee Johnson lives with his best friend, Nikki, thecat, and is content to be living in a small suburb of Chicago. His firstchapbook of poems and prose is available for purchase and download at:http://www.lulu.com/content/936633. Recent publications: The Orange Room Review, Bolts of Silk (UK), Chantarelle's Notebook, The Foliate Oak Online Literary Magazine, Poetry Cemetery, Official Site of Laura Hird, The Centrifugal Eye, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Scorched Earth Publishing, Ken*Again, Miller's Pond, A Southern Journal, Apollo's Lyre, Fresh! On Line Literary Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Zygote In My Coffee, Pens On Fire, Black Biro (Africa), Sage Of Consciousness, Prose Toad, Literary Ezine, Cosmopsis Quarterly (Book contributor), Mississippi Crow, New Graffiti, Poetry Super Highway, Ink Sweat & Tears, Taj Mahal Review, Hammered Out (Canada), Stellar Showcase Journal, Aboveground testing, and many others. Published in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, India, and United Kingdom. Poets would be nothing without small presses.