Trenten Cox Johnson was born January 5, 1982 in Okinawa, Japan. He grew up in Arizona, Alaska, Florida, and St. George, Utah. He graduated with his Associate's Degree from Dixie State College in 2003. He earned his BA in English with a minor in philosophy at BYU in April 2005. He presented his original poetry portfolio at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference (WSU, 2005) and later that year received an honorable mention for the 2005 Ethel Lowry Handley Poetry Prize. During
his time at BYU,Trent was a member of FAD., the Forum for Artistic Discussion, and April, a writers' group. Before his death, he had accepted a position to teach as an adjunct professor at Dixie State College.
LDS (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)