Jeanne Julian


New Bern, NC

Author's Bio

Jeanne Julian is the author of one full-length collection and two chapbooks. A native of Ohio, she graduated from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. She received an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Following a long career in marketing and communications at Westfield State College (now University) in Massachusetts, she retired to North Carolina. She is a co-coordinator of Nexus Poets, a not-for-profit organization which hosts a monthly poetry open mic with local writers and a featured poet. A member of Carteret Writers, the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the North Carolina Writers Network, she also regularly reviews poetry books for The Main Street Rag. She was a featured reader at the 12th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. A co-winner of Reed Magazine's Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry (2019-20), Jeanne also has poems appearing in The 64 Best Poets of 2018, High Desert Journal, Kakalak, Naugatuck River Review, Poetry Quarterly, Prairie Wolf Press Review, and other journals. A member of Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Jeanne plans to return to New England in the near future, taking up residence in South Portland, Maine.

Publications & Prizes

Like the O in Hope (Poetry Box, 2019)
Relic and Myth (Prolific Press, 2018)
Blossom and Loss (Longleaf Press, 2015)
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Recent Honors:

Finalist, North Carolina Poetry Society Poet Laureate Award 2020.

Co-winner, Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, ​Reed Magazine 153, 2019.

Finalist, 10th annual contest, Naugatuck River Review, winter/spring 2019. 

Finalist, 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize, ​North Carolina Literary Review, ​2019; nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology.



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Last update: Jul 18, 2020