"Home Studies is filled with insight and revelation. A wonderful first book!"  
- Louis Jenkins, Tin Flag: New and Selected Prose Poems

"Julie Gard’s Home Studies is a stunning collection of brave, tender, audacious prose poems about everyday life in the Upper Midwest. Indeed the region’s weather and architecture are major characters in these dispatches about lesbian partnership, motherhood, students, neighbors, aging parents and housework and yard maintenance. . . These poems sing with resilience and wit. Home Studies invites us to experience the sacredness in daily life."   
 - Valerie Miner, Traveling with Spirits