Julie Brooks Barbour received an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Greensboro. She is a recipient of an Artist Enrichment Grant from Kentucky Foundation for Women and a residency at Sundress Academy for the Arts. Her books include Haunted City and Small Chimes, and three chapbooks, the most recent Beautifully Whole and Earth Lust. She is co-editor of Border Crossing and Poetry Editor at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. She teaches writing at Lake Superior State University.
Julie Brooks Barbour is a poet exposed, calling on the essentials: apples, air, earth, a tiny tugging mouth. She makes a home in the opposite ends of a blooming life and writes forward. Hers is the voice of the new mother calling herself back to swollen breasts and healed stitches. Hers — the levitating voice of the quintessential poet capturing life moments that have been ‘left to themselves.’ Ms. Barbour has left us humans, in need of her noticing, the greatest of portraits: the human soul seduced by what is puzzling, fleeting, always true.
— Nikky Finney