by Julia Johnson
Julia Mae Johnson grew up in New Orleans. Her first book of poems, Naming the Afternoon, was published by the Louisiana State University Press in 2002 and was the winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award. The Falling Horse, was published by Factory Hollow Press in 2012. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Third Coast, Poetry International, Cake Train, Blackbird, Washington Square, Sentence, Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume IV: Louisiana (2012). She holds degrees from Hollins College in Virginia (B.A.) and from The University of Virginia (M.F.A.) where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky where she directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing. Visit her website here.