Maggie Pogue Johnson

Maggie Pogue Johnson, born in Fincastle, Virginia, in 1883, was an African American poet and composer. She pioneered women poets writing in a gendered persona and dialect that captured the speech of late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century Black America.

Johnson is the author of Thoughts for Idle Hours (Stone Printing & Manufacturing Company, 1915); Tales of the Time Told in Rhyme (John M. Leonard, 1910); Virginia Dreams: Lyrics for an Idle Hour (John M. Leonard, 1910). She died in Clifton Forge, Virginia in 1956.