Lorne Johnson lives in Bundanoon NSW and teaches at Magdalene Catholic High School in south-west Sydney. He is a fan of punk rock, classic American cars, Jim Jarmusch, Rake, Scandinavia, birding, boxing fitness, hill running and AFL.
His poetry has appeared in many publications including Australian Love Poems, Prayers for a Secular World, Eclogues The Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2007, the Broadway Poetry Prize collection 2004, Writing to the Wire, Grieve Stories and Poems for Grief Awareness Month Volume 4, Island, Meanjin and Mascara Literary Review. Feel the Circuit Blaze, an essay on the bird poetry of Judith Wright, was recently published in A Fiercer Light (Five Senses Education).
Lorne’s chapbook, Morton (a tribute to Morton National Park in NSW) was released by Pitt Street Poetry in 2016.