The Julie Larios NC Archive Page


Julie Larios

Julie Larios is the author of four books for children: On the Stairs (1995), Have You Ever Done That? (named one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Outstanding Children’s Books 2001), Yellow Elephant (a Book Sense Pick and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book, 2006) and Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures (shortlisted for the Cybil Award in Poetry, 2008). For five years she was the Poetry Editor for The Cortland Review, and her poetry for adults has been published by The Atlantic Monthly, McSweeney’s, Swink, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Field, and others. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize for Poetry, and a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship. Her work has been chosen for The Best American Poetry series by Billy Collins (2006) and Heather McHugh (2007) and was performed as part of the Vox series at the New York City Opera (2010). Recently she collaborated with the composer Dag Gabrielson and other New York musicians, filmmakers and dancers on a cross-discipline project titled 1,2,3. It was selected for showing at the American Dance Festival (International Screendance Festival) and had its premiere at Duke University on July 13th, 2013.



Who Am I? What the Lowly Riddle Reveals

Undersung | George Starbuck and the Heavy Burden of Light Verse

Undersung| Robert Francis, Not Robert Frost

Undersung | Marie Ponsot: Wandering Still

Undersung | Eugenio Montale: Wringing the Neck of Eloquence

Undersung| Invisible Adrien Stoutenburg

Undersung | The Poet-Novelist: Flying Crooked Forever

Undersung | Josephine Jacobsen: A Poet’s Poet

Undersung | Alastair Reid: A Sunstruck Madman

Undersung | R. F. Langley: Between Two Worlds

Undersung | John Malcolm Brinnin: “As Well-Known as I Deserve to Be”

Undersung | Ernst Jandl: Out on the Playground

Undersung | Gabriela Mistral: The Archangel, The Wind

Undersung | On the Pleasure of Slim Volumes

A Close Look | George Herbert’s “Love (III)”

Undersung | Michelangelo’s Aching Back



On Reading the Poems of Someone Buried in Poet’s Corner

A Diminished Thing & Pincushion Doll

Proposal for a Whole New Scale



 Constraints and Other Delights | A Review of Peter Turchi’s A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery and Magic

Reflecting, Playing and Obsessing: Review of Warren Motte’s Mirror Gazing

Making Myself Happy | Review of Make Yourself Happy by Eleni Sikelianos 

A Poem in Each Hand | Review of Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire 

The Wrong Balcony | Review of Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast by Megan Marshall


Tentative Nature | Interview with Eleni Sikelianos 


NC Contest Entry (too good to be missed)

The Cow’s Life (a translation)

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