Scent On the Wind

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Allegra Johnson (1983-2013) was a born writer and poet. She demonstrated artistic and literary interests and won many prizes for fiction and poetry. Among them are twenty Scholastic Writing Awards and The New York Browning Society's Rose Riccobono Prize in Poetry. Editor of The Chapin School's literary magazine, "The Wheel," she also served on its editorial board and published fiction, poems, and artwork in its pages and in "Limelight." Her writing has also appeared in "The Apprentice Writer" of Susquehanna University and elsewhere. Interning at the "Village Voice," she became an accomplished equestrian and skater, and fell in love with music. Awarded a National Merit Scholarship, she attended UCLA and then New York University. Writing was Allegra's passion. In addition to the collected poems in "Scent on the Wind . . . .," she wrote three novels. Tragically she died at age thirty while she was enrolled in courses at the UCLA... More > Extension Writers’ Program.< Less
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  • By Blair Jockers
    Jul 11, 2016
    As a prose writer, I don't read much poetry, but was given a copy of this work by the publisher to review and find it accessible and moving in ways I didn't expect. The work is rich with colorful imagery and subtle metaphor, and instantly took me places I have been before, often with a pensive sadness. But many of these jewels display a sadness of strength, not defeat: Heaven or Hell, Sideways, Marionette and Tarnished Necklace all speak to an inner turmoil that breeds knowingness rather than tragedy. The collection also coheres as a stand-alone body of work, with recurring themes of dust, sand, and ashes; smoldering, slipping away, beneath footsteps and between fingers. Exodus and Lover’s Gap will be familiar to anyone who has navigated the bicoastal tug between NY and LA, and Flawless is LOL funny. This is serious material, but never descends into self-pity or adolescent angst. For me, experiencing it was an afternoon well spent.
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April 29, 2016
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