Born in New Orleans, T. Geronimo Johnson received his MFA from the Writers' Workshop and has taught writing and held fellowships—including a Stegner Fellowship and an Iowa Arts Fellowship—at ASU, Iowa, Berkeley, and Stanford. He has been a visiting writer at Western Michigan University, and is the founding director of the U.C. Berkeley Summer Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Best New American Voices, The Indiana Review, The LA Review, and Illuminations, among others. He has worked on, at, or in brokerages, kitchens, construction sites, phone rooms, education non-profits, writing centers, summer camps, lady's shoe stores, nightclubs, law firms, offset print shops, and San Quentin. He is also a Niroga certified yoga instructor and trained rally driver, and is a finalist in the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Awards.