Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, critic, painter, and book artist, as well as the Founding Editor of House Mountain Review
. After earning an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. at Cornell University, she served as the N.E.H. Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. In both her critical and creative practices, she focuses on the intersections of 19th-21st C poetry and poetics, visual art, the history of the book and book arts, digital technology, and race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Brown is currently completing a scholarly monograph, Tactual Poïesis: Material Translation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry
, an examination of tactile innovations in contemporary women’s poetry.
Her first collection of poems, The Adjacent Possible
, won the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize and will be published by Green Writers Press
in 2020. Other poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands
, Columbia Poetry Review
, Contemporary Women’s Writing
, Crab Orchard Review
, Denver Quarterly
, Harbor Review
, The Fight & The Fiddle
, Nashville Review
, The Oakland Review
, Rappahannock Review
, Tahoma Literary Review
, and elsewhere.
She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Military Institute.