Julia Bouwsma


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Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she works as a poet, homesteader, editor, teacher, and small-town librarian. Bouwsma is Maine’s sixth Poet Laureate, serving a term from 2021 to 2026, and is the author of two poetry collections, Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017), both of which received Maine Literary Awards for Poetry Book. Her poems and book reviews can be found in publications such as Green Mountains Review, Plume, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, and What Things Cost: An Anthology for the People.