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Education / Training
New Orleans
Couri Johnson

Couri Johnson

Instructor, Author, Editor.
New Orleans, City of New Orleans, Orleans


About Couri Johnson:

I'm a Ph.D Candidate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who runs several independent publishing houses. I have been working as an educator for 10 years, as well as in independent publishing for 10 years. My short story collection, I'll Tell You a Love Story, is available through Bridge Eight Press, and I have two new books coming out within 2023. 


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Jessica Alexander, 325: Fiction Workshop, Spring 2021.

Graduate Assistant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,

English 210 Literary Genres:  Fairy Tale, Fabulism and Feminism (1 section) Spring 2021. 

Writing 102  (2 sections) January 2020-current 

Writing 101 (4 sections) August 2019- current .

Native English Teacher, Kurashiki Board of Education, Kurashiki, Japan.

            April 2018- July 2019.

English as a Foreign Language Instructor, Gem School. Kanon-ji, Japan.

            August 2015 - February 2018

Graduate Assistant, Youngstown State University

            Writing 1 (8 sections) September 2012 - May 2015.

Intern Prose Instructor under Chris Barzak, Introduction to Fiction (1 section) Spring 2015. 


Collections and Chapbooks:

            The Girl Who Gateway Press, January 2024 Forthcoming 

            Love Breaks My Bones Pumpernickel House, February 2023

            I’ll Tell You a Love Story, Bridge Eight Press, April 2020. 

Revisionist HistoryDancing Girl Press. May 2016.


Academic Degrees

PhD in English with a Creative Writing focus, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 

Lafayette, LA, Expected Graduation: Spring 2023

MFA in Fiction, Northeastern Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

            Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH: Spring 2015. 

            Thesis: Candi’s Cabaret, a Novel in Stories. Director: Chris Barzak

BA in English with a concentration in Linguistics and a Creative Writing minor

            Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH: Spring 2012. 

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