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Peter Johnson has published four books of prose poems, five novels, a book of short stories, and two chapbooks. His second book of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications, received the James Laughlin Award from The Academy of American Poets, and he was founder and editor of The Prose Poem: An International Journal. Past issues can be found at His work has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, along with a “Best Book of 2012” citation by Kirkus Reviews. News about his poetry and fiction can be found at


Truths, Falsehoods, and a Wee Bit of Honesty, a collection of essays, interviews, and correspondence with Russell Edson by Peter Johnson,
is now available from MadHat Press.


Old Man Howling at the Moon, a poetry collection by Peter Johnson,
is now available from MadHat Press.

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MadHat Press is a leading publisher of unique and vital contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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