“Three Difficult Names” & Other Publication News

By Johannah | July 5, 2018
Johannah Racz Knudson Summer Updates

It’s mid-summer, the season of sunshine and sunburns, open windows and open water, lawnmowers and hammocks. In frantic ecstasy, bees and butterflies comb new blooms for pollen. Neighbors converse across lawns. Kids pedal home in twilight and fall exhausted on their pillows. As usual, I’ve…

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Authors Talk: New Video Podcast

By Johannah | April 10, 2018

I recently contributed to the Superstition Review Authors Talk series. It was a pleasure to dive into the medium of video and talk in depth about some of the sources of my poetic themes and images. Watch the video, in which I discuss my poem,…

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I’m the New Corporate Poet Laureate of Lawless Research

By Johannah | March 22, 2018
Corporate Poet Laureate Johannah Racz Knudson

I’m honored and delighted that Lawless Research has appointed me as their first corporate poet laureate. Lawless Research is a leader in market research, providing clients the business insights they need to make informed strategic decisions. I’m thrilled to be part of this new endeavor…

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Hazards Along the Creative Path

By Johannah | March 17, 2018

The arts—writing, painting, cooking, dance, music—are supposed to represent the human element, yet artists, in our behaviors and relationships, often forget to be human.

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Announcement: New Poetry Publication

By Johannah | December 6, 2017

Many thanks to Superstition Review for publishing my poem “Cosmology: Four Score” in its tenth anniversary issue, and congratulations on a decade on the literary scene to founding editor Patricia Colleen Murphy and the entire staff!

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Big Debut: Announcing Our New Website & Logo

By Johannah | August 30, 2017

I’m thrilled to debut Heliograph’s new website and logo. After nearly two decades in the business, it was time to refresh our look and feel so that they better reflect who we’ve become. I refer to Heliograph as “we” because Heliograph is my partner, as…

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What Is Content?

By Johannah | July 17, 2017
What Is Content? Content Marketing by Heliograph Communications

Content is the latest jargon for written and visual information: taglines. articles. blogs. infographics. white papers. social media posts. marketing e-mails. brochures. bios. ads. Content marketing is the use of targeted words and images to generate awareness, enter into a conversation with your desired audience,…

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Still Jazzed: The How & Why of Heliograph

By Johannah | July 2, 2017

Heliograph Communications is approaching two decades in business. It seems like a good time to look inward, reminisce, and ask why. How and why is it that I still feel so jazzed to help individuals and organizations advance their goals and make their visions reality…

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What You Need to Know About Working with a Writing Coach

By Johannah | June 22, 2017

New to the idea of a writing coach? Read on to learn how coaching can help you develop your writing skills, expand your body of work, and get in touch with your unique voice. Johannah provides answers to some key questions:   What is a…

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Band Bios: You Rock the Stage; We Rock the Page

By Johannah | May 31, 2017

As someone once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” (It was either Elvis Costello, Steve Martin, or Martin Mull; the Internet can’t agree.) The challenge of writing a band bio is translating one genre into another: music into writing, sound into words.…

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