Julie Bloss Kelsey

Poet

Germantown, MD
Maryland US
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Author's Bio

Julie Bloss Kelsey writes short-form poetry (haiku, tanka, cherita, haibun, monostich, Fibonacci sequences, scifaiku), creative nonfiction, and speculative fiction. She is on the board of directors for The Haiku Foundation, and writes a column called New to Haiku for the THF blog, Troutswirl.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Stacking Stones: An Anthology of Short Tanka Sequences (CreateSpace, 2018)
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The Alchemy of Stars II (Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2018)
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Earth: Our Common Ground: A Song of Short Songs (CreateSpace, 2017)
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Full of Moonlight: HSA 2016 Members' Anthology (Haiku Society of America, 2017)
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The 2017 Dwarf Stars Anthology (Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2017)
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Neon Graffiti: Tanka Poetry of Urban Life (Keibooks, 2016)
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galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015 (Red Moon Press, 2016)
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The 2016 Dwarf Stars Anthology (Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2016)
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The Museum of All Things Awesome and That Go Boom (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2016)
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big data (Red Moon Press, 2015)
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Fire in the Treetops (Press Here, 2015)
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Bright Stars 5: An Organic Tanka Anthology (M. Kei, Publisher, 2014)
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How to Live on Other Planets: a handbook for aspiring aliens (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2014)
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Cthulhu Haiku 2 (Popcorn Press, 2013)
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Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga (Dos Gatos Press, 2013)
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This World: Haiku Society of America's 2013 Members' Anthology (Haiku Society of America, 2013)
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The 2012 Dwarf Stars Anthology (Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2012)
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140 And Counting: an anthology of writing from 7×20 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2011)
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The 2011 Dwarf Stars Anthology (Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2011)
Book:
Grasping the Fading Light: A Journey Through PTSD (Sable Books, 2023)
Chapbooks:
After Curfew (Cuttlefish Books, 2023)
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The Call of Wildflowers (Title IX, 2020)
Journals:
7 x 20 Journal
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A Hundred Gourds
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AIM Magazine
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AlienSkin Magazine
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Atlas Poetica
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Belle Reve Literary Journal
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Blithe Spirit
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Bones
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Brass Bell
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BSFA's Focus (UK)
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Cattails
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Chronogram Magazine
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Chrysanthemum
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Failed Haiku
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Four and Twenty
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Gnarled Oak
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Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems
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High Coup Journal
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Kingfisher
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Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka
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Moongarlic
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Nanoism
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Notes from the Gean
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Pond Ripples Magazine
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Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka
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Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
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Scifaikuest
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Scryptic
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Sonic Boom
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The Drabble
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The Fib Review
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The Heron's Nest
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unFold
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Wales Haiku Journal
Prizes won: 

Winner, British Haiku Society's David Cobb Haiku Award, 2023; First place, 2022 Jane Reichhold Haiga Contest in the Photographic/Mixed Media category; Second place, Japan Fair Haiku Contest 2022; Winner, 2021 International Women's Haiku Contest; DC Area Winner, 2021 Golden Haiku Poetry Contest; Winner, 2020 First VSANA Haiku Contest; Co-Winner, 2020 COBKA Haiku Contest; Winner, 2019 Sonic Boom Annual Senryu Contest; Winner, 2018 Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest; Second place, 2018 & 2010 International Kusamakura Haiku Competition; Second place (tied), 2016 Dwarf Stars Award; Winner, 2011 Dwarf Stars Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
arrhythmia by Bruce H. Feingold

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Aug 03, 2023