Julie Hensley


Julie Hensley is an Appalachian writer and core faculty member of the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, where she teaches both fiction and poetry. She has been awarded fellowships from Jentel Arts, Yaddo, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and the Tyrone Guthrie Center. Her poems and stories have appeared in dozens of journals, including Image: Art, Faith Mystery, The Southern Review, Indiana Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, Blueline, Mom Egg Review, and Willow Springs. 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).