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Juliet P. aka JP Howard

Author's Bio

JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a NY-based poet and Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the author of SAY/MIRROR, a debut poetry collection published by The Operating System (2016, 2nd expanded edition, 2015, 1st edition) and a chaplet "bury your love poems here" (Belladonna Collaborative*, 2015). JP is a current Lambda Literary Award Finalist for her debut collection, SAY/MIRROR. She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and Blog (WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS hosts monthly literary Salons throughout NY. JP is an Alum of the VONA/Voices Workshop. She is a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow, as well as a Cave Canem Fellow in Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was a finalist in The Feminist Wire’s 2014 1st Poetry Contest and in the poetry category for the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Muzzle Magazine, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American Poetry Blog, MiPOesias, The Mom Egg, Talking Writing and Connotation Press.

Publications and Prizes

"Family Secret" published in Cave Canem Anthology XII (Willow Books, 2012), "Mama was a Diva" published in Cave Canem Anthology XII (Willow Books, 2012)
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, MiPOesias, Muzzle, Talking Writing (TW Review), The MOM Egg, Torch
Cave Canem Fellowship, VONA/Voices 2014 Workshop Member (Poetry), Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellowship (2012 & 2011), Cave Canem 2011 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow in Residence, 2009-2010 Finalist in the poetry category by the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Soul Mountain Retreat writing residency in 2010. Recipient of a 2015 and 2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund grant on behalf of Women Writers Bloom Poetry Salon.

Juliet P. aka JP Howard Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Fierce Bums of Doo Wop by Amber Atiya, Hum by Jamaal May, The Fateful Apple by Venus Thrash, Split by Cathy Linh Che, proxy by r. erica doyle
Favorite Books:
Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women - Cheryl Clarke Movement in Black - Pat Parker Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf - Ntozake Shange This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - Eds. Cherrie Moraga & Gloria E. Anzaldúa The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston The Black Poets: An Anthology - Ed. Dudley Randall The Color Purple - Alice Walker The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
Favorite Authors:
include Cheryl Clarke, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, R. Erica Doyle, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, L. Lamar Wilson, Patricia Smith, Pat Parker, Audre Lorde, and Jamaal May.

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Listing last updated: March 11, 2016

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