Julie E. Bloemeke is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. An Edmund A. Ramsaur fellow, she studied with James Dickey while completing her masters degree at the University of South Carolina. She is a winner in the 2012 Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry contest for which she read her work as part of the annual September performance in San Francisco. Her poems have most recently appeared in A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine, Qarrtsiluni and in the collaborative chapbook Jasper Reads: Download. In spring, 2012, her series of poetry and photography on abandoned spaces was featured in Deep South Magazine. Her poetry and non-fiction are forthcoming in a number of anthologies including The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume V: Georgia. She recently received a fellowship from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and is working on her second poetry manuscript. Follow her on twitter @jebloemeke.
In other news . . .
Announcing our collaboration with Poetry Society UK: The UK’s Poetry Society runs one of the most prestigious English-language poem competitions. Since 1978 its winners and runners-up have been going on to become active, successful poets, and even a Laureate. This year, some of those poets are touring the internet, telling the stories of their own journeys, each of which started with one poem’s Big Day Out. We're pleased to welcome the Poetry Society to the blog for a week of posts and poems. For more information about the competition, go here.
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