Writing Liaison, Saturday Program
Karma Mayet Johnson is a poet, novelist, and performer. Recent work includes creating Indigo, A Blues Opera—the stage adaptation of her novel, Nothin in All This World (Book I in the Indigo trilogy). Karma has contributed book reviews and essays on culture to various publications including Black Issues Book Review, NV Magazine, and exittheapple. Poems have appeared in Nocturnes Review of the Literary Arts, Cave Canem’s Gathering Ground, Redbone Press’ Voices Rising, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and was a 1998-2000 Fellow of the Cave Canem Workshop-Retreat for African American poets. Karma has traveled the world as a triple threat (actor/singer/dancer) , having in the last several years visited Portugal, Italy, France, the UK, Australia, and The Netherlands. Recent stage appearances include the APOLLOCafe music series, the OFF-BROADWAY production of FELA! directed by Bill T. Jones, the premier of Keith+Mendi Obadike’s FOUR ELECTRIC GHOSTS at The Kitchen, and the Women in Jazz series with the Black Rock Coalition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.