Luke Johnson was born and raised in Cayucos, CA, and later graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in History. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College. When he isn’t vacuuming or chasing kids, he spends his time writing. He is a published poet, editor and sports writer. He lives on the California coast with his wife, three children, Golden doodle Annie, and two cats Louie and Lucy. Luke is the co-founder of Fansmanship.com.
His poems can be found in Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Florida Review, Nimrod, Thrush, Greensboro Review, The Cortland Review and others. His poems have been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and his poem This is what it looks like son was a finalist for “Best of the Net” 2020. His manuscript in progress was recently named a finalist for The Jake Adam York Prize through Milkweed Editions, The Levis Prize through Four Way Books, The Vassar Miller Award through University of North Texas, The Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prize through University of Wisconsin, and is forthcoming fall of 2023 with Texas Review Press.