Jeff Johnson Verse Like Water: Jeff Johnson on poetry and Ellen Bryant Voigt By Katie Carter, Heidi Holtan & John Bauer • Oct 30, 2017 The Verse Like Water poetry series has brought nationally recognized American poets to the Chalberg Theater stage on the Central Lakes College Campus in Brainerd for the past six years. Making Sausage Governor Candidate Interviews: Republican Jeff Johnson By Heidi Holtan • Aug 10, 2017 www.johnsonforgovernor.org We continue our conversations with MN governor candidates. This week Republican candidate Jeff Johnson. He's a former legislator and current Hennepin County Commissioner. Luis J. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate, Coming to Brainerd, MN By Katie Carter • Mar 27, 2017 The Verse Like Water program started by Central Lakes College instructor Jeff Johnson has been bringing world class American poets to the Brainerd Lakes region for the past five years. U.S.