News

Spring 2017

I’ve been invited to step in as guest editor for a certain amazing literary magazine in 2017!  Details to come!

Fall/Winter 2016

My interview with Jared Rypkema, publisher of Bridge Eight Literary Magazine, is now live:  http://www.bridgeeight.com/julie-e-bloemeke/

Thrilled to have served as the inaugural Poetry Director for the 2016 Milton Literary Festival in Georgia!

My poem “Pulse, Storm” was recently selected for final print issue of  Crab Orchard Review in 2017!

Issue 04 is here from Four Chambers Press.  Beyond thrilled that my poem, “Venice,” for Nathaniel Hawthorne and Sophia Peabody, is a part!

“Severed” and “Statue Prayer at Fifteen” are both featured in the #NeoGoddesses issue of White Stag literary journal!

Summer 2016

Still pinching myself over the news that the incomparable Stephen Dunn selected my manuscript as a finalist for the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award!  Many congrats to Patricia Colleen Murphy; be on the lookout for her collection, Hemming Flames, this summer!

And, just a few weeks later, I learned that my manuscript was also chosen as a semifinalist for the 2016 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition!

I am also a current semifinalist for The Washington Prize through The Word Works.  

I am superbly stoked to be reading with fellow Bridge Eight Literary Magazine poets Christopher Martin and Travis Denton on May 23rd at 7:15 at Georgia Center for the Book! 

“Finger Sequence in Blue,” largely inspired by my residencies at the Bowers House, will appear in Issue 2 of Muse/A Journal.

I am also celebrating the news that I will be returning as a fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September!

Spring  2016

Looking forward to celebrating the  Boog City 9.5 Festival by reading at Unnameable Books in 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, February 13th at 7:10 pm!   See you there!

Watch this space for more details about my upcoming reading with Collin Kelley March 7th at Heron’s Coffee and Wine bar in Acworth!

The My Cruel Invention Anthology is here!  My poem, “Pinned,” a winner in the 2012 Artist’s Embassy International Dancing Poetry contest, makes its debut in print!  Many thanks to the innovative vision of Bernadette Geyer for curating this anthology.

Fall 2015

My manuscript was chosen as a semifinalist–for second year in a row!?!– for the 2015 Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book Award!   I am incredibly honored, thrilled, gobsmacked!

Very grateful to be returning to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in late September through early October.

I will be back on the Java Monkey stage for the 2015 Decatur Book Festival, on Saturday September 5th, 4:15-4:25.

And, I am thrilled to be reading with Joseph Harrison at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on September 9th from 8-9 pm. 

Summer 2015

My manuscript was selected as a semifinalist for the 2015 Hudson Prize through Black Lawrence Press and for the 2015 Washington Prize through Word Works

The Great Gatsby Anthology is here!   http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Gatsby-Anthology-Fitzgeralds/dp/0692427066

Chautauqua #12 on Privacy and Secrets is here!

In May, 2015, my poem “Seventeen Years Later I Revisit Claude Monet’s “Antibes as Seen from La Salis” won the annual ekphrastic poetry contest at the Toledo Museum of Art.

“Pinned,” my tribute poem to inventor Walter Hunt, is forthcoming in the My Cruel Invention Anthology from Meerkat Press

“Observations from the Base” is forthcoming in Gulf Coast.

In July 2015 it was my honor–and girlhood dream realized!–to serve as  a Literary Docent for the Toledo Museum of Art!

 

Spring 2015

New poems forthcoming in Chautauqua Literary Journal and in The Great Gatsby Anthology, Sliver Birch Press

Five manuscript poems–unexpected valentines to photographs, the telephone, the kiss, and mis/dis/reconnection–are now live at Escape Into Life.  Paired with gorgeous art by Dorothy Grostern.

My ekphrastic poem, “Rail,” written in response to Philip C. Curtis’ “Wait By the Station” is included in a limited run chapbook published by Four Chambers Press and the Phoenix Museum of Art.  Order your copy here!

 

Fall 2014

I am beyond thrilled to share the news that my current manuscript was recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2014 Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book Award

 

Spring 2014

I will be a returning as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the fall of 2014!

 

Fall 2013

Collaborative chapbook, Jasper Reads: Download is now available through Muddy Ford Press