Julianne Neely received her MFA degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship, the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize, and a Schupes Fellowship for Poetry. She is currently a Poetics PhD candidate and an English Department Fellow at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of the chapbook, The Body Beside Herself (Slope Editions, 2018). Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, VIDA, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review and more.
The winner of our 5th Annual Chapbook Contest, The Body Beside Herself is a stunning hybrid work that uses form & subject matter to explore the sexual female body in relation to culture, academic institution, & inherited cliches. The writing is unafraid of these anarchic spaces. The book continuously dissects itself & rejects tidy imagery allowing you to meander in your understanding of what you’ve just read.