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

Anthologies: 
"Family Secret" published in Cave Canem Anthology XII
(Willow Books, 2012)
, "Mama was a Diva" published in Cave Canem Anthology XII
(Willow Books, 2012)
Journals: 
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, MiPOesias, Muzzle, Talking Writing, Mom Egg Review, Torch
Prizes Won: 
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.

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: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Sugar Hill, Harlem, NY
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Last updated: Mar 11, 2016