ABOUT THE BOOK
This 42-page perfect-bound chapbook is published
by THRIFT Poetic Arts Press. The 44 poems included range in subject
matter from childhood and faith experiences to relationships,
womanhood, motherhood, life and death.
"But also know there
is truth in these poems that transcends the individual to become
the human story for each and every one of us."
-- Anne Hicks,Editor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rumor has it, Julie Ann Cook spent her pre-registered-voter
years in southwestern Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.
She has had a love-hate relationship with her status as the oldest
(but rarely tallest) of four children in a close Catholic family:
no older siblings to live up to equates to being the guinea pig.
Julie wrote her first poem at 7,
15, and 17 years old. She dismissed this tendency to scribble
words and instead sought a degree in visual arts. Still, somehow
she walked away from Winthrop University (but not too far away
-- she still lives three miles from campus) with a minor in writing.
At the time of this writing, this
Yankee-born Carolina girl was pregnantly residing in Rock Hill,
SC with her wonderfully supportive husband, their two wild-but-good-natured
little boys, and two neurotic cats. They were joined by their third son in early July 2009.
LEMONADE & RUMORS
is Julie's first chapbook. Her work has appeared in THRIFT
Poetic Arts Journal, moonShine review, the
Kakalak Anthology (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009) and The Wolf
poetry magazine of London, among other publications.