Poetry.  Photography.

Jeanne Julian


Poetry: Publications and Honors​



  • "The Resting Place," Lakeshore Review​summer/autumn 2022.
  • "PLEASE HELP. Thanks.," Hole in the Head Review (forthcoming).
  • "In memoriam," Months to Years.
  • "Walk in Thaw," Kakalak 2022.
  • "Let Them Eat," "Unwanted but once there," "Visit to a Granite Island, Maine," and "Birds Remind Me," Hole in the Head Review, vol. 3, no. 3.
  • "Bird Counts," "Prey," "Recipe for Summer," and "To a Fly, in March," Botany of Gaia (anthology),

          Quillkeepers Press, 2022.

  • "To a Student Nearing Commencement," Goose River Anthology 2022 (forthcoming).
  • "Look. Look.," Naugatuck River Review, summer/fall 2022.
  • "Pattern," recipient of the Maine Poets' Society Poem Prize, Stanza, July 2022.
  • "Slowly You Remember," The Ocotillo Review, vol. 6.2, summer 2022.
  • "Design: A Seminar, 1982," Writers' Morning Out, April 2022.
  • "Borderland," "Running," "Absence Makes the Heart Grow," The Main Street Rag, fall 2022.
  • "Stalled," "The Familiar," "Visitation," The River, April 2022.
  • "First Kiss," Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, spring 2022.
  • "Spilled Beer," Red Fez, issue 154, February 2022.
  • "River in Your Living Room," eno Magazine issue 10, February 2022.
  • "Watershed Trail," My Cityline (anthology), Wingless Dreamer, January 2022.
  • "Trust," The Orchards Poetry Journalsummer 2022.


  • "Angel of the Sensual," Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award, Joy of the Pen competition, Topsham Public Library, fall 2021.
  • "How the Spider Became My Sister," second prize, Maine Poets' Society fall contest 2021.
  • "The Color of It," The Poeming Pigeon: From Pandemic to Protest, October 2021.
  • "Portrait of a Woman with Foxgloves," Poetry Quarterly (forthcoming).
  • "Our Twilight," Bacopa Literary Review  2021.
  • "Eulogy (Unwritten)," The Comstock Review, spring/summer 2021.
  • "The Runner Upstairs," Red Eft Review, March 17, 2021.
  • "Making It Go Away," Bluepepper, March 11, 2021.
  • "The George Washington Bridge" (nominated for Best of the Net) and "Catch," Coastal Shelf, issue 3, March 2021.
  • "Blank Billboard Blues," first place, Bruce Lader Poetry of Witness Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, Pinesong 2021.
  • "Bird Counts," second place, Ruth Morris Moose Sestina Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, Pinesong 2021.


  • "Outage," Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, December 2020.
  • "Getting on TV," The Poeming Pigeon: Pop Culture Issue, December 2020.
  • "Icelandic Picnic," The Plague Papers in Poemeleon, October 2020.
  • "Half Full," Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, September 2020.
  • "Torchbearers," "The Oldest Poet," and "Compensation," Iris Literary Journal, summer 2020.
  • "The Birds in Her Hereafter," Kakalak 2020.
  • "Once Upon a Time in a Pandemic," Arts in Quarantine (anthology), summer 2020.
  • "Tritina: Consolation," Pittsboro Writers Writers' Morning Out (blog), April 2020.
  • "Goodbye and Keep Chilled," second place, Kathryn Kennedy McIntyre Light Verse Award 2020, North Carolina Poetry Society, Pinesong.
  • "River in Your Living Room," finalist, North Carolina Poetry Society Poet Laureate Award 2020 (unpublished).
  • "That Last Holiday," "What are the rules?," "Robert Mueller's Doorman," The Main Street Rag, spring 2020.


  • "Intimacy at the Blue Moon Café," co-winner, Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, ​Reed Magazine 153.
  • "O, Awaken" nominated by The Poetry Box for the Pushcart Prize 2019.
  • "American Music," "In Her Hands," and "Epithalamium" (contest winner), Red Clay Review, summer 2019.
  • "The Man Who Took Her Blood" and "Salvage Yard," Kakalak 2019.
  • "The Dead Woman's Suitcase" and "Smoke Jumper," Flying South 2019.
  • "Bayard Wootten" and "Waterway," ​Hermit Feathers Review 2019.
  • "Fifteen Days of Writing to a Jailbird," ​Poetry Quarterly, spring 2019. 
  • "Mistakes," honorable mention, Mary Ruffin Poole Award competition, North Carolina Poetry Society; Pinesong ​2019.
  • "Ticketmaster, 1999," Poetry Quarterly, winter 2019.
  • "Michelle and Melania Go Shopping," The 64 Best Poets of 2018, The Halcyone/Black Mountain Press, fall 2019.
  • "Recitative," selected for a 2019 Poetry in Plain Sight poster, sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers.
  • "Widow's Walk," finalist, 10th annual contest, Naugatuck River Review, winter/spring 2019. 
  • "Prelude to Lust," finalist, 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize, ​North Carolina Literary Review, ​2019; nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology.


  • Relic and Myth, ​chapbook, Prolific Press, November 2018.
  • "Monument Maker," High Desert Journal, ​issue 27.
  • "Burial Ground, James City" and "Miss Esther at a Funeral," Wraparound South, Summer/Fall 2018.
  • "The Loneliness of the Mortal Coil," finalist, North Carolina Poetry Society Poet Laureate Award (unpublished).
  • "Thread," Minerva Rising, issue 15, fall 2018.
  • "Security," ​The Poeming Pigeon, September 2018.
  • "First Apartment," The Flavors of Home (anthology), 2018.
  • "Stalker," pacificReview, Errant Mythologies issue, spring 2018.
  • "Last Leaf," selected for a 2018 Poetry in Plain Sight poster, sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers.
  • "The Painter," ​Naugatuck River Review, winter/spring 2018.


  • "Under Study," "Behind the Mask," and "Shells," Poetry Quarterly, winter 2017.
  • "Instructions on Forcing," ​Kakalak 2017.
  • "Weighing Silver," ​Poetry Quarterly, summer 2017.
  • "Gallery-sitting," semi-finalist, 2017 James Applewhite Poetry Prize, North Carolina Literary Review (unpublished).
  • "First Taste," ​Flying South 2017.
  • "Leaving the Ceremony," Ponder Review, ​Vol. 1.
  • "Just (us) in Time," longlisted, Don't Talk to Me About Love Poetry Contest 2017 (unpublished).
  • "Family Portrait at the Hart Motel, 1962" "The Candle Party," "Yoga in the Gazebo," and "Gradually. Gradually.," The Ravensperch, ​July 2017.
  • "The Loneliness of the Mortal Coil," longlisted, The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2017 (unpublished).
  • "Close Calls," honorable mention, Thomas H. McDill Award competition 2017, North Carolina Poetry Society; ​Pinesong ​2017.
  • "Force," ​Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, spring 2017.
  • "Fault," second prize, Craven Arts Council ekphrastic poetry competition, November 2017.
  • "Elegy for Memory," honorable mention, Franklin County [NC] Arts Council Writers Guild, in County Lines:A Literary Journal 2017, including also "Equinox," "Her Epitaph," "Solar Boy! With Frog" and "The Curious Pilot."
  • "Sestina: Adele," Prairie Wolf Press Review, issue 10.
  • "Your Former Lover Lists You as a Reference," The Main Street Rag, winter 2017.


  • "Holiday Flotilla," A Carolina Christmas, anthology, 2016.
  • "Intervention," "I Never Told My Mother," "Dirge for the Jazzman," and "Design: A Seminar, 1982," Bindweed, October 2016.
  • "Breath," Kakalak 2016.
  • "Cocky," "Recitative," and "Capital," first, second, and third place awards, respectively, in the Carteret Writers 25th Annual Writing Contest, in Shoal, 2016.
  • "Mascot," The Lascaux Prize Anthology 2016.
  • Featured Poet, The Nexus Poets open mic, Trent River Coffeehouse, New Bern, NC, February 2016.


  • "Toward Salvation," Poetry Quarterly, winter 2015.
  • "Winter Storm Watch," Nature Inspired, winter 2015, Falling Leaves Press.
  • Chapbook: Blossom and Loss, Longleaf Press at Methodist University, 2015.
  • "Notes Toward the Stray Note," Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, winter 2015.
  • "O, Awaken," Spank the Carp, Pond #14 (on line), November 2015.
  • "Market," Minerva Rising, Keeping Room (on line), September 2015.
  • "Painting a Room of One's Own" and "Making Bread, New Year's Day," Minerva Rising, Keeping Room (on line), July 2015.
  • "2 haiku for my father," Minerva Rising, Keeping Room (on line), June 2015.
  • "Homecoming," Kakalak, 2015.
  • "Found," The Writers' Workshop of Asheville, third prize, 2015 Poetry Contest (unpublished).
  • "Professional," "Stabat Mater," and "Treatment," Inside Out: Literature of Mental Illness, Miami University Middletown, summer 2015.
  • "View from the Shade," Honorable Mention, Thomas H. McDill Award competition, North Carolina Poetry Society; Pinesong, 2015.
  • “Behind the Mask,” second prize, Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition 2015.
  • Featured Poet, The Nexus Poets open mic, Trent River Coffeehouse, New Bern, NC, February 2015.


  • “The Insouciant Translator,” third prize, Muriel Craft Bailey Contest, The Comstock Review, Vol. 28, #2, 2014
  •  “No-Man’s-Land,” Kakalak 2014.
  • "Statue in the Haymarket Café," Paradise Found: A Walking and Biking Tour of Northampton, Massachusetts through Poetry and Art ​(anthology), 2014.
  • “Sally’s 11th Christmas,” Naugatuck River Review, summer 2014.
  • “Let’s Not,” honorable mention, Carteret Writers’ 23rd Annual Writing Contest; Shoal, 2014.
  • “The Last House of Refuge,” third prize, Thomas H. McDill Award competition, North Carolina Poetry Society; Pinesong, spring 2014.
  • “Turtles,” first prize, Mary Ruffin Poole Award competition, North Carolina Poetry Society, Pinesong, spring 2014.  Also in Route Nine, Alumni Omnibus, University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers, March 2014 (web).
  • “The Light,” honorable mention, Joanna Catherine Scott Award competition, North Carolina Poetry Society, Pinesong, spring 2014.


  • “Cooking,” The Comstock Review, fall/winter 2013.
  •  “Visiting Acoma,” Naugatuck River Review, summer 2013.
  • “The Last House of Refuge,” semifinalist (unpublished), James Applewhite Prize contest, North Carolina Literary Review, 2013.
  •  “Half-light,” Earth’s Daughters, 2011.
  • “With Sparkie, in the Car Wash,” Naugatuck River Review, summer 2010.
  • “Brices Creek Blessing,” New Bern Literary Symposium Competition, spring 2010, second place poetry award (unpublished).
  • “The Lucky Spoon,” Naugatuck River Review, winter 2010, second place award; nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2010.
  • “The Last New England Winter,” Naugatuck River Review, summer 2009.
  • “Voyeur in the Weight Room,” Alkali Flats, fall 2000.
  • “Postcards from a Familiar Place,” Curious Rooms, 1999.
  • “Rapunzel in Hotel Altis Park,” Detours: Travel Poems by Land, Air, Sea, and Mind, 1997.
  • “Petition to a High Priest of the New River,” Standing Wave, spring 1997.
  • “Notes Toward the Stray Note,” Southern Anthology, 1995.