Julie Henson lives in Indiana. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West,  Southern Indiana Review, Iowa Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in New Ohio Review and Word Riot. Her essay, “Sisters Peeling,” was listed as a notable BAE in 2016.

She was the winner of Devil’s Lake 2016 Driftless prize in poetry for her poem “Speculative Folklore of a Great-Great” and of Redivider’s Beacon Street 2015 poetry prize, for her poem “Fell the Trees.” She was a finalist for Washington Square Review’s 2015 Poetry Prize, for Iowa Review’s 2014 poetry contest, and a semi-finalist for Boston Review’s 2014 “Discovery” contest.

You can reach her at or find her on Twitter, @via_jules.


  • “Aubade with Girl Saints,” & “Ash Disease,” Gettysburg Review, Spring 2018
  • “Wasps,” Salt Hill, 2017 Issue 39
  • “Measurements,” Colorado Review, Spring 2017
  • “Here You Are, You Are Here” and “Speculative Folklore of a Great-Great,” Devil’s Lake, forthcoming
  • “Physics will Eat Everything,” & “Meditation on Trees,” Sugar House Review, forthcoming
  • “Last Stand,” Mid-American Review, forthcoming
  • “Cowards,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, forthcoming
  • “Every Ghost Named After You,” The Collagist, Spring 2016
  • “Fell the Trees,” Redivider, Spring 2016
  • “Crows,” Spoon River Poetry Review, Spring 2016
  • “Dogmatics,” cream city review, Spring 2016
  • “Diplomatic Efforts, Ouija Board” & “And the Abyss” Prairie Schooner, Spring 2016
  • “In the Aeroplane over the Sea” Crab Orchard Review, Fall 2015
  • “Nostalgia Wants You”; “J. Maxwell Highway”; “The Spoon” Quarterly West, Spring 2015
  • “Portrait of Indianapolis, November 2012” CutBank, Spring 2015
  • “A Kindness” Southern Indiana Review, forthcoming
  • “Phenomenon” Iowa Review, Spring 2015
  • “What’s Leftover” Madison Review, Spring 2014, reprinted online in LitRagger.
  • “I’m Not Calling it a Chasm” Rattle, “Poets Respond” 
  • “Elegy for my Father’s Suspicions about Snakes” Yemassee, Spring/Summer 2014
  • “On Writing a Parable” &  “Step Sister, The One We Cannot Find” The Pinch, Spring 2014
  • “A Body You Can See from Space” and “What My Father Told Me About the Fischer Family Spoils” dislocate, Fall 2014
  • “Psalm for the Good Girl a Year Ago” Moon City Review, Fall 2015


  • “Sisters Peeling” New Ohio Review, Fall 2015, listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016
  • “Housekeeping” Word Riot, Spring 2015