madison eli johnson
—Winner of 2nd Place for the Palette Poetry Prize, selected by Shane McCrae—
madison eli johnson is a queer and trans black poet pisces from the south. They are a Cave Canem Fellow, a Pink Door Fellow, and a Retreat Fellow at The Watering Hole. Their work has been published in Muzzle Magazine, The Shade Poetry Journal, the Nepantla Anthology, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and them. magazine, among others. They grew up in Columbus, Georgia, and are currently based out of Columbus and Portland, Oregon.