Roman Johnson is a poet and writer from Memphis, TN. He has a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Morehouse College. He is a finalist for the 2021 Bellingham Review 49th Parallel Award for Poe.try is a past winner of the Clark Atlanta University Poetry Prize and has received fellowships from Harvard University, Breadloaf, Tin House, the Writers’ Studio, Martha Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Palm Beach Literary Festival, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and the Watering Hole. His work concerns itself with grief, longing, masculinity, violence, and connection. His work can be found in Obsidian and African Voices Magazine. He can be found online at @SonoftheDelta on Twitter.