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Julia Meylor Simpson

Julia Meylor Simpson lives in East Providence, RI, and works in corporate communications and public relations. Her most recent essay will be included in "Lessons From My Parents: 75 Shared Moments that Changed Our Lives," an anthology of essays from Familius Publishing. Her poetry has been published in dozens of literary journals, including "Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined," an anthology published by 3: A Taos Press.

Julia has master’s degree in teaching from Rhode Island College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University.


   ► Julia's micro-chapbooks & selected poems are available below.

Origami Micro-chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

Hair: Seven Styles



At twenty-two, she blow dries,
coaxes curls, brushes, sprays.
Tucks baby’s breath behind an ear
on her wedding day.
Julia Meylor Simpson © 2012


What Remains

Blue Earth Review
Mankato State Univ. 2009 

{mooblock=Heading Home from Omaha}

Take Mormon Bridge east
over Big Muddy’s flowing skirt.
Cottonwoods rustle.
Two asphalt ribbons
uncurl as Iowa shimmers.
Turn on cruise, AC.
wide blue sky unfenced.
Sun slides below grain
edging everything in gold.
Even rental car.
Turn at Sioux City.
Stars, farm lights flick on ahead.
Forty miles to go.
Julia Meylor Simpson © 2010
Blue Earth Review, Mankato State University, 2009


(Cover art by Gerald J. Meylor)