Winner of the Spring 2020 Host Publications Chapbook Prize
Julie Howd's poems reach backward and forward in time simultaneously, breathing life into the language of antiquity, while fearlessly exploring of the issues that flood our present-day consciousness. This is deeply empathetic work; poetry in tune with the threats facing our natural world, our sanity, our joy and our sacred communal birthright to create art. As Taisaia Kitaiskaia says in the introduction: "Because of Threshold, poetry is evergreening right now, heady with hope, creeping with delight."
excerpt from Threshold:
The archive is full.
There’s a mountain on my stomach,
A hook tearing at the sky,
And from where you sit, staring at a row
Of empty coats you used to call your
Father’s, it looks like witchcraft.
Julie Howd is a poet from Massachusetts. Her first chapbook, Talking from the Knees Up, was published by dancing girl press in 2018. She holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received the 2015 Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative Arts. Her work can be found in Deluge, The Spectacle, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She lives in Amherst, MA.