Halvard Johnson was born in Newburgh, New York, and grew up in New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Baltimore City Arts. He has had several residency grants at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. He has published four collections of poetry, now out of print and archived at the Contemporary American Poetry Archives <http://capa.conncoll.edu <http://capa.conncoll.edu/> >. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Wisconsin Review, Mudfish, Poetry: New York, For Poetry, CrossConnect, Salt River Review, Blue Moon Review, Crania, Gulf Stream, The Florida Review and Synaesthetic. He has lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Cayey, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore, Maryland. He has taught overseas in Germany, Korea, and Japan. Currently, he lives New York City with his wife, the prize-winning fiction writer and painter, Lynda Schor.