Jenny Johnson (M.T. ‘02 English Ed) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the 2011 winner of the Beloit Poetry Journal’s annual Chad Walsh Poetry Prize. The editors of the BPJ select on the basis of its excellence a poem or group of poems they have published in the calendar year to receive the award. This year’s choice is Johnson’s crown of sonnets, “Aria,” which appeared in the Summer 2011 issue. Johnson is an alumna of the Young Writers Workshop directed by Margo Figgins, and she later worked as associate director of the program. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.