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- "Burial Ground, James City": recently nominated for the "Best of the Net" anthology by Wraparound South.
- Delighted to accept an award for third prize in the poetry category (for "First Apartment") in the contest leading up to Pamlico Writers Group's forthcoming anthology, "Flavors of Home." Deborah Doolittle, a fine poet and teacher, was the judge. Deborah has a new book, Floribunda, out from Main Street Rag.
- Honored that my poem "The Loneliness of the Mortal Coil" was a finalist for the 2018 North Carolina Poetry Society's Poet Laureate Award, with Shelby Stephenson as the judge.
- My poem "Thread," inspired by a quilt crafted by Sally Rowe, has been accepted by Minerva Rising.
- "In the News," the Summer 2018 issue of The Poeming Pigeon (the literary journal issued by The Poetry Box), will include my sarcastic poem "Security."
At the awards gathering with Pamlico Writers Group president Sherri Lupton Hollister, author of the novel Chrome Pink.
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...Lurking in the sassafras and briars
the deer, the screech owl, knew—
as the wild know fire
without ever having felt a flame,
or sense betrayal in a collar—
those old bones, hidden,
human, redolent of suffering,
lay—not at rest: waiting....
—from "Burial Ground, James City" by Jeanne Julian
Nominated for the Best of the Net anthology by Wraparound South
"Speed of Light" and "Beale Street Crowd" are two of the images included in my gallery space at Community Artists Gallery and Studios, an artisan co-op in New Bern.
Quote of the Month
“For me, poetry is an escape. No matter what the subject matter, I think there’s something inspiring and powerful in how the poet shapes the words and delivers the emotion. I try to always read poems on my lunch break for the small shivers of wonder and beauty they give me in the middle of the day. For me, poetry lives between the hum of ordinary moments, providing a spark that lifts us momentarily to something greater. And the best poems I read, the poems I try and fail over and over again to write, embed that spark so deep it stays with you for hours and days and years afterward (think Charles Wright, think Vievee Francis). Enjoy all these poems as you would your favorite snack: cheese and crackers, apple slices, vegetables dunked in ranch. And then smile! Because whoever you are, you’re really great, and I appreciate you reading. Now go be awesome.”
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