University of Utah
Kimberly Johnson

SALT LAKE CITY — The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah has selected BYU professor Kimberly Johnson as the 2017-18 Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence fellow.

Johnson, a U. alumna and associate chairwoman of English at BYU, is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Utah Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her latest book of poetry, “Uncommon Prayer,” was published in 2014.

Johnson’s fellowship will consist of a semesterlong residency at the Tanner Humanities Center beginning in spring 2018. She will lead a semester-length poetry course for U. students and lifelong learners featuring a series of guest poets and public readings. She will also contribute to Mormon Studies curriculum planning and program development.