Julia Caroline Knowlton

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Decatur, GA
Georgia US

Author's Bio

Julia Caroline Knowlton is Professor of French at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta and the current President of the Georgia Poetry Society. She has an MFA in poetry from Antioch University and a PhD in French Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill. The author of five books and an Academy of American Poets prize winner, she was named a Georgia Author of the Year for her 2018 chapbook, The Café of Unintelligible Desire (Alice Greene & Co.). Her two other volumes of poetry are One Clean Feather (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and Poem at the Edge of the World, (Alice Greene & Co. 2022).  Julia regularly publishes in journals including One Art, Roanoke Review, Trouvaille Review and Boston Literary Review.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

BODY STORY (Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2004)


ONE CLEAN FEATHER (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
The Café of Unintelligible Desire: Poems (Alice Greene & Co, 2018)
Prizes won: 

2018 Georgia Author of the Year

Outstanding title (BODY STORY), American Library Association

Academy of American Poets College Prize

Newman Ivey White Awards (2), Duke University



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Emily Dickinson Wallace Stevens Charles Baudelaire Claudia Rankine Diane Seuss Charles Simic Mallarmé Shakespeare Jenny Offill Flaubert

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Born in: 
Cleveland, OH
Raised in: 
Cleveland, OH
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Last update: Apr 09, 2022