Julia is a writer, poet, and editor based out of Asheville, North Carolina. She received her MFA from North Carolina State University.
Her work centers on themes of family— how wounds persist through generations; sex, sexual violence, and its traces in Western literature; and the ever-changing yet ever-stagnant southern identity.
She was a finalist for the 2021 NC State Poetry Contest, the 2021 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, and won the Sassaman Award for Outstanding Creative Writing from Florida State University in 2018. She was nominated for a Pushcart by The Shore in 2021. Her writing has been featured in The Shore, Identity Theory, Daily Drunk Mag, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Voicemail Poems, among other journals.
She's the Writer Liaison for Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things and a Poetry Editor at Chaotic Merge Magazine. She works in higher education marketing as the social media manager for The Parish Group.