Julie Phillips Brown


Lexington, VA

Author's Bio

Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, critic, painter, and book artist. After earning an MFA 
and a PhD at Cornell University, she served as the NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetics 
at Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Her poems and essays 
have appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry ReviewColumbia Poetry Review
Contemporary Women’s WritingCrab Orchard ReviewDenver QuarterlyThe Fight & The Fiddle
Harbor ReviewinterimJacket2Nashville ReviewThe Oakland ReviewPlumePosit
Rappahannock Review, Tahoma Literary ReviewTalisman, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Vinyl, Yemassee, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she teaches creative writing, studio art, and American literature.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: ,
Columbia Poetry Review
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Crab Orchard Review
Delirious Hem
Denver Quarterly
Harbor Review
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Nashville Review
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Prizes won: 


  • The 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize, selected by Kathleen Hellen for Green Writers Press (2020)
  • Robert Chasen Memorial Poetry Prize, Cornell University
  • William Carlos Williams Graduate Poetry Prize, University of Pennsylvania

Finalist or Semi-Finalist

  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship (finalist)
  • The Berkshire Prize (runner-up)
  • Colorado Prize for Poetry (finalist)
  • The Washington Prize (semi-finalist)
  • Cleveland State University First Book Competition (semi-finalist)
  • Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize (semi-finalist)
  • Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize (semi-finalist)
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship (semi-finalist)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Amaranth Borsuk, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Terrance Hayes, Susan Howe, Claudia Rankine, Cecilia Vicuña
What I'm reading now: 
The Poetry of Mourning by Jahan Ramazani, That This by Susan Howe

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Fluent in: 
English, French, Swedish
Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in: 
Delaware County, PA
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Last update: Aug 24, 2019