Julie Hensley


Julie Hensley, a core faculty member of the Bluegrass Writers Studio (the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University), grew up on a sheep farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and then traveled west, earning a MFA at Arizona State University. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Her poems and stories have appeared in dozens of journals, most recently Image: Art, Faith Mystery, Mom Egg Review, The Journal, The Southern Review, and Saranac Review. She is the author of a collection of poems Viable (Five Oaks Press 2015) and a book of fiction, Landfall: A Ring of Stories (Ohio State University Press 2016), as well as two poetry chapbooks, The Language of Horses (Finishing Line Press 2011) and Real World (Artist Thrive 2019).