Julie Carr

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Julie Carr is the author of several books of poetry and a 2011 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her collection Sarah—of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), was a National Poetry Series winner; and 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010) was selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Her critical study, Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry, was published by Dalkey Archive. Carr’s co-translation of Leslie Kaplan’s Excess-The Factory is due out from Commune Editions in 2018. Before writing became her main focus, Carr danced for 10 years in New York with local companies and choreographers. Carr is an associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is co-publisher, alongside her husband, Tim Roberts, of Counterpath Press. Carr served as an evaluator for Pew Fellowships in 2010, 2012, and 2015 and a panelist for Pew Fellowships in 2011 and 2017.