Poetry. LGBT Studies. In HOME STUDIES, Julie Gard presents queer midwestern family life from a fresh and engaging perspective. Her prose poetry illuminates the struggles and celebrations of adoptive parenting, love over time, and finding one's place in a community.
"From beginning to end, Gard's new collection trades in empathy... a series of fifty-nine linked prose poems, or snapshots, that delineate the every-day... We might go so far as to call this a post-Adrienne Rich collection, less a call to arms than an invitation to climb into the quotidian trenches and live for a while."—Lance Larsen, author of Genius Loci
Julie Gard received her BA in English from Grinnell College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. Publications include Russia in 17 Objects, which was awarded first place in the Tiger's Eye Press Chapbook Contest in 2010, and Obscura: The Daguerreotype Series, released by Finishing Line Press in 2007. Her poetry collection HOME STUDIES was the 2013 recipient of the Many Voices Project Prize from New Rivers Press. She is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Gard is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Wisconsin Superior and lives with her partner, the poet Michelle Matthees, in Duluth, Minnesota.
Author City: DULUTH, MN USA