Julie Gard enjoys living in an atmospheric old house, except for rotting storm windows and other eternal repairs. She loves her backyard full of berries though not when picking bucket #11. While she used to live for dangerous world travel, she is now a committed homebody, albeit one who envisions spending the occasional night on the other end of town in a canned ham trailer.

When not pondering the metaphorical possibilities of abandoned craft projects and litter, Julie teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin Superior. She has a B.A. in English from Grinnell College, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, and a certificate proving she survived a challenging and rewarding year in Vladivostok, Russia as a Fulbright Graduate Fellow.

Julie's first prose poetry collection, Home Studies, won the Many Voices Project Prize from New Rivers Press and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. Additional collections include Scrap: On Louise Nevelson from Ravenna Press and, most recently, I Think I Know You from FutureCycle Press. Chapbooks include Obscura: The Daguerreotype Series (Finishing Line Press) and Russia in 17 Objects (Tiger's Eye Press).

Julie lives a block from Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota with her partner, the poet Michelle Matthees, their Norwegian Forest cat, and their ever-alert hound-mix pup.