"Schoolgirls, Remedios, Cuba" will be in the Coastal Photo Club's exhibit at Craven Arts Council's Bank of the Arts gallery through February.
"Beale Street, Memphis" also will be in gallery exhibit.
Quotations for writers
“Somewhere, in each poet's heart who picks up their pen and attempts to climb the oddest art of all, one that is at times the most unseen, there lies the belief that this art can be mighty. There's some hope in it, as odd as poetry is. If it can't change a nation, maybe it might change one soul."
―Spencer Reece, in American Poetry Review
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Decades later, in decline,
wakeful and fretful, she wishes
for that subtle vampire
to appear again, to withdraw
the roiling inner humors,
make the darkest hours ordinary.
—from "The Man Who Took Her Blood,"
by Jeanne Julian
In Kakalak 2019
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- Reed Magazine has announced that my poem "Intimacy at the Blue Moon Café" was chosen as a co-winner of The Edwin Markham Prize, along with a poem by Rodrigo Toscano of New Orleans. More details are on Reed's Facebook page.
- My full-length collection, Like the O in Hope, was released in 2019. You may order it from The Poetry Box Select. Shawn Aveningo Sanders, editor; cover art from a collage by Wilmington, NC, artist Elizabeth Darrow.
- North Carolina Literary Review has nominated my poem "Prelude to Lust" for the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology.
- "The Dead Woman's Suitcase" and "Smoke Jumper" are included in Flying South.
- Kakalak 2019 includes my poems "Salvage Yard" and "The Man Who Took Her Blood."
- Hermit Feathers Review has published two New Bern-themed poems: "Waterway" and "Bayard Wootten." The latter is about a pioneering woman photographer from the river-bordered city.