Barb Johnson

Barb Johnson has been a carpenter in New Orleans for more than twenty years. In 2008 she received her MFA from the University of New Orleans. While there, she won a grant from the Astraea Foundation, "Glimmer Train"'s Short Story Award for New Writers, and "Washington Square"'s short story competition. She is the fifth recipient of AROHO's $50,000 Gift of Freedom. This is her first collection.