In Harbors of Heaven, Jeffrey Johnson draws on biblical texts, his own memories of childhood in rural Minnesota, and the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Vassar Miller, William Carlos Williams, and others to explore our perception of place. This is a book about our attachment to places, from small and familiar corners of our childhood homes to faraway and imaginary lands.
Jeffrey Johnson is pastor of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Wayland, Massachusetts. He studied at St. Olaf College, Yale Divinity School, and Boston University, and his poems and essays have appeared in The Christian Century, First Things, Christianity and Literature, Anglican Theological Review, Encounter, and The Mars Hill Review. Johnson is also the author of Acquainted with the Night: The Shadow of Death in Contemporary Poetry (Cowley, 2004).