Kelana Celine Johnson
Kelana Celine Johnson is currently an MFA in Poetry candidate at Mills College in Oakland, CA where she currently resides. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA has inspired and instilled a strong sense of culture and strength within her. In 2014 Kelana was a Prague Summer Program for Writers Resident, which not only solidified her purpose as a writer but also sparked a love for traveling within her. In 2017 and 2018 submerged in the Southern Italian countryside of Tufo, where she was a Writers in Tufo resident, Kelana explored her writing talents across genres, topics, and settings. Entering into her final year as an MFA candidate she has been working to have inclusive and meaningful conversations with her literary predecessors.