Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, critic, painter, and book artist. After earning an M.F.A and a Ph.D. at Cornell University, she served as the N.E.H. Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. In both her critical and creative practices, she focuses on the intersections of 19th-21st C poetry and poetics, visual art, the history of the book and book arts, digital technology, and race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Brown is currently completing a scholarly monograph, Tactual Poïesis: Material Translation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry, an examination of tactile innovations in contemporary women’s poetry.
Her first collection of poems, The Adjacent Possible, won the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize and will be published by Green Writers Press in 2020. Other poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands, Columbia Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, Harbor Review, The Fight & The Fiddle, interim, Jacket2, Nashville Review, The Oakland Review, Plume, Posit, Rappahannock Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Talisman, Vinyl, Yemassee, and elsewhere.
She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Military Institute.