nick johnson 

was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland but now calls Oakland home. He received his BA in English from Morgan State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of the Arts. His work has been featured on KPFA's Rude Awakening, and has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Brilliant Corners, Red Light Lit, Metazen, Samizdat, and Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War. His book music for mussolini was just released by Nomadic Press. He enjoys telling long-winded stories, Instagraming, making spicy curries, and drinking whiskey; typically in that order, but not always.