Charles H. Johnson is a 2013 second place winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards for his poem “Sunday Comics.” The 2011 New Jersey Poetry Prize winner for his poem “Leaving,” his third poetry collection, Smoke Signals, was awarded a 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence for previous finalists of the Paterson Poetry Prize. A first-place winner of the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, he has been the poetry editor of the online literary magazine Identity Theory.