What to say about Julie-Ann? She is a sip of cool moorland water. She is enigmatic. She has many faces, all subtle. I love her work, and I admire the range of her focus, whether that's a British landscape, a Hindu god, a displaced person or a New York vignette.
Convergence, her pamphlet, won a Poetry Book Society Award. Her first full collection, Letters North, was published in 2008 by Brodie Press.
An Struibh Broín
I dip my hand into the water
the tickle of the undercurrent
It’s said if you drink from this river
A cure-all for the heart is a common thing,
any power of belief as men set sail
their eyes like the pale river,
a face in mind, imprinted like a birthmark,
but not this. They will pull on their ropes
– Julie-Ann Rowell