Julia B. Levine

Julia B. Levine has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Northern California Book Award in Poetry for her latest collection, Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight, (LSU press 2014) as well as the 2003 Tampa Review Prize for her collection, Ask; the 1998 Anhinga Poetry Prize and bronze medal from Foreword magazine for her first collection, Practicing for Heaven, as well as a Neruda Award from Nimrod, and a Discovery/The Nation award. Widely published, her work has been anthologized in The Places That Inhabit Us, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from UC Berkeley, and lives and works in Davis, California.

Hast thou not poured me out like milk and curdled me like cheese? by Julia B. Levine

                                                                                    —Book of Job 10:10   For I stood in the savage path of beauty, herds of elk rutting and moaning under a sky spiked with vultures. For I came adrift there, outside the wild garden with its fir and bloom, my body thrown down to earth, a stranger […]