Juliet P. aka JP Howard

Author's Bio

JP Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*). JP is a 2018 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program. She was a 2017 Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist and is featured in the 2017 Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series from Headmistress Press. JP was the recipient of a 2016 Lambda Literary Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award and has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a NY-based forum offering women writers a monthly venue to collaborate and is an Editor-at-Large at Mom Egg Review online. JP’s poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, Anomaly, Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, and The Best American Poetry Blog. JP has facilitated writing workshops for The City College of New York, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Apogee Journal, Brooklyn Poets and Black Lesbian DIY Fest, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, Baltimore City Community College, amongst other organizations and educational institutions. JP holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

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, Mom Egg Review, TORCH
Prizes Won: 
Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Say/Mirror (JP's debut poetry collection), Cave Canem Fellowship, 2017 Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist,  2016 Lambda Literary Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Winner, VONA/Voices Workshop Member (Poetry), Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellowship, Cave Canem Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow in Residence,  Finalist in the poetry category by the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Soul Mountain Retreat writing residency. Recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council grants on behalf of Women Writers Bloom Poetry Salon (2014 through 2017).

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

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Born in: 
New York, NY
Raised in: 
Sugar Hill, Harlem, NY
praise poets and their pens (an excerpt) by JP Howard praise daily poems in my inbox how they make me laugh in one stanza, then break my heart the next praise how poets hold onto our first loves, and scent of mama, now gone praise how we nurture our child self, gently wrap her around stanzas, baby girl is resilient Copyright © 2017 by JP Howard. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on September 13, 2017, by the Academy of American Poets.
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Last updated: Jan 05, 2018