Julie-ann is featured poet in the Summer 2021 edition (no. 196) of the highly regarded International Literary Journal Orbis. Five of her Orkney poems can be found in the journal.
More details here: http://www.orbisjournal.com
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/

My 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
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.