DANIEL BROCK JOHNSON is the author of How to Catch a Falling Knife, published by Alice James Books. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the City of Boston commissioned Johnson to draft lines of poetry for the twin memorials that stand near the finish line. Johnson’s poetry has been featured in outlets such as National Public Radio and PBS NewsHour and in a variety of publications including Tin House, Best American Poetry, and I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio. Johnson has received awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Poetry Center of Chicago, and elsewhere. For nearly a decade, Johnson served as the founding executive director of 826 Boston. Currently, he works as Mass Poetry’s executive director. Learn more at danielbrockjohnson.com.