The Lost American
The Lost American
From Exile to Freedom
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Michael Lee Johnson is a freelance writer and poet, who created over 320 poems published in over 123 journals and online publications to date. He is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc and Directory of American Poets & Fictions Writers: He has been published in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, Fiji, India, and the United Kingdom.

The Lost American is about one man's journey into exile over the Vietnam War many years ago, his struggle, his survival, his road to recovery and strength manifesting itself through his prose and poems. Mr. Michael Lee Johnson lives with his best friend, Nikki, the cat, and is content to be living in a small suburb of Chicago. His first chapbook of poems and prose is available for purchase and download at:

Recent publications: The Orange Room Review, Bolts of Silk (UK), Chantarelle's Notebook, The Foliate Oak Online Literary Magazine, Poetry Cemetery, Official Site of Laura Hird, The Centrifugal Eye, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Scorched Earth Publishing, Ken*Again, Miller's Pond, A Southern Journal, Apollo's Lyre, Fresh! On Line Literary Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Zygote In My Coffee, Pens On Fire, Black Biro (Africa), Sage Of Consciousness, Prose Toad, Literary Ezine, Cosmopsis Quarterly (Book contributor), Mississippi Crow, New Graffiti, Poetry Super Highway, Ink Sweat & Tears, Taj Mahal Review, Hammered Out (Canada), Stellar Showcase Journal, Aboveground testing, and many others. Published in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, India, and United Kingdom. Poets would be nothing without small presses.

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Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer, photographer, and small business owner of custom imprinted promotional products and apparel:, from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavily influenced by: Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Herman Hesse, Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg. His new poetry chapbook with pictures, titled From Which Place the Morning Rises, and his new photo version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom are available at: The original version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom, can be found at: New Chapbook: Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago Poems, by Michael Lee Johnson: Michael has been published in over 25 countries. He is also editor/publisher of seven poetry sites, all open for submission, which can be found at his Web site: All of his books are now available on Borders: Barnes & Noble:

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