About the Author
Julie-ann Rowell’s first pamphlet collection, Convergence, published by Brodie Press, won a Poetry Book Society Award. Her first full collection, Letters North, was nominated for the Michael Murphy Poetry Prize for Best First Collection in Britain and Ireland in 2011. She received first prize in the Frogmore Poetry Competition, plus several commendations, including in the Bridport prize and National Poetry Competition, Mslexia (three times) and third prize in the Ver Poets Competition and most recently a further commendation in the Ver Poets Prize. She has been teaching poetry and mentoring in Bristol for ten years. Her latest collection, Voices in the Garden, is published by Lapwing Publications (Belfast) and is a sequence of poems about Joan of Arc. She also writes short stories and has had a story broadcast on Radio 4.