Luke Johnson was born and raised in Cayucos, CA, and later graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in History. When he isn’t vacuuming or chasing kids, he spends his time writing. He is a published poet, sports blogger and editor with years of experience creating targeted online content. He lives on the California coast with his wife, three children and Bluepoint Siamese cat named Louie.
His poems can be found or forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Florida Review, Nimrod, Tinderbox, Thrush, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, The Cortland Review and Connotation Press among others. His poem, Messenger, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Tilde and Hum was nominated “Best of the Net” by Cultural Weekly. His work was also a finalist for The Pablo Neruda Prize and The Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Award. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College.
Luke is an athlete turned poet. A born “stat” machine, he is also passionate about sports reporting. He loves to delve into topical subjects that take like- comparisons, arranging the arguments with humor and wit. It is the humorist in him that develops his pieces and makes the sports world both dynamic and fun. He co-founded the website, Fansmanship.com and additional sports content has been featured on Bleacher Report, The Sportster and Campus Sports.