Thomas Penn Johnson was born on August 22, 1943 in Greensboro, North Carolina, where in 1961 he graduated from James B. Dudley High School and in 1968 he received an M.A. in English from UNC-G. He continued graduate studies in English literature and history at Syracuse and Wake Forest Universities. In 1992 he published a collection of poems entitled "If Rainbows Promise Not in Vain." In 2009 he retired from then-Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida after serving for 26 years as an instructor of English and humanities.
Summer's End, from our Spring 2021 issue