Julie-ann Rowell’s pamphlet collection, Convergence, published by Brodie Press won a Poetry Book Society Award. Her first full collection, Letters North, was nominated for the Michael Murphy Poetry Prize for Best First Collection in Britain and Ireland in 2011. Voices in the Garden, a sequence about the life of Joan of Arc, was published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast, in 2017. Her latest collection, Exposure, based on the Orkney islands, was published by Turas Press, Dublin, in September 2019. She has been teaching poetry for fifteen years and has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She’s won several awards including first prize in the Frogmore Poetry Prize and the New Writer Poetry Competition Short Collection prize, and was a runner-up in the Bridport Prize, and in the Mslexia Poetry Competition (three times). She’s had poems included in over twenty anthologies and many published in magazines.
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