On the 10th of May, Julie-Ann’s remarkable new collection, Inside Out, was launched at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin.

The launch event was sold out, with over 60 people coming to hear Julie-Ann read from the collection and sign copies afterwards.

Inside Out describes Julie-Ann’s journey through a chronic illness, Functional Neurological Disorder and is a moving and uplifting testament to the resilience of the human body and spirit.

Copies of Inside Out can be obtained directly from Julie-Ann, or from Turas Press.

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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Ignis Aurum Probat’ was awarded first prize for a single poem in the 2022 Grey Hen Press Poetry competition
 
Full results can be seen here:
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Castle O’Burrian’, will appear in the South Poetry Magazine, Issue 66.
Read it here:
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‘Babysitters’, another life writing piece by Julie-Ann, is published in the Summer 2022 edition of Shorts Magazine.
 
Read it here:
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Letters’ is published in the ‘Haunting’ issue (37) of Popshot Quarterly Magazine
 
 
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Hether Blether’ is published in the 200th anniversary edition of the Orbis International Literary Journal
 
 
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‘Twins’, another life writing piece by Julie-Ann, was published in the Spring 2022 edition of Shorts Magazine.
 
Read it here:
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Lipstick’ is included in Issue 71 of Ofi Press.
 
See here: Ofi Press
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Evening Out’ is included in the Christmas 2021 edition of One Hand Clapping.
 
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Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Harry Garrioch’ is included in the Winter 2021 edition of The Phare Magazine
 
 
“A Cafe at the Top of a Hill”, a life writing piece by Julie-Ann, is included in volume 2 of SHORTS magazine, available from Autumn 2021
 
Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Mudlarks’ is included in this anthology of poems about rivers, published by Grey Hen Press.
 
More details, including how to buy a copy, here: https://www.greyhenpress.com/books/
Julie-Ann reads her poem ‘Willow Warbler’, specially commissioned for the Strokestown Online Poetry Anthology, in this video.

 

Art work by Frances Crowe: Tapestry Celebrating safe travel, good health and a long life based on Navajo symbols.

A wonderful review of Exposure by Philip Lyons in Raceme, Issue 10, autumn/winter: ‘Rowell is an outstanding poet of place.’
 
‘Exposure has a number of meanings, but it’s rare to find a poet exposing his or her own vulnerability with such forensic honesty. Think Plath without the white heat.’
 
‘Buy this book by a poet who by rights should be more widely known, and read her finely crafted poems in which a whole landscape comes to life.’
 

Forward Prize book of Poetry

The poem Fata Morgana from Exposure is Highly Commended in the Forward Prize 20/21

Forward Prize anthology available from: https://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/forward-prizes-for-poetry/

Julie-Ann’s poem ‘Naked’ was Highly Commended in the Bridport Poetry Prize 2020.
The anthology is available from:
 
 
Mimi Khalvati: ‘Naked’: Despite its difficult subject matter, this poem is written in a very relaxed vernacular, convincing
in its familiarity with FND and the explosive daily life in the centre. A poem that poignantly enhances our
understanding’.
I have a poem in a new chapbook published by the Scottish Writers’ Centre, City, Town and Village, available from:
 
I have a poem in this anthology published by Grey Hen Press which keeps in mind women who have left their mark on the world. Available from:
 
 
 
50p from the sale of each book goes to Womankind Worldwide.