Sonja Johanson

Sonja Johanson has recent work appearing in the Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, and Poet Lore. She is a contributing editor at the Eastern Iowa Review, and the author of Impossible Dovetail (IDES, Silver Birch Press), all those ragged scars (Choose the Sword Press), and Trees in Our Dooryards (Redbird Chapbooks). Sonja divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine. Follow her at

A Folio of Erasures by Sonja Johanson: Aubade, Shooting Star, & Unmasking

A Process Note This series of erasures use the Anne Rice novel Taltos as their source text. I elected to perform these erasures using plant materials as a way of celebrating and mourning our current ecological state; the breakneck speed of climate change and globalization are easily observed by those […]

Seeking Self in the Mirror: A Review of Similacra, by Airea Matthews

Airea Matthews’ debut collection, Similacra, is an experiment in time travel, a self-examination that takes place by means of a non-linear journey through civilization. Matthews employs a council of writers, philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians – along with a pantheon of deities spanning multiple cultures – to pull back the veil […]