"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

"Julie Gard’s poetry evokes a weaver’s hands interlacing tangibles and physical place with the spirituality of time and space. Objects, people and settings line up in a series of linked and lyrical practicalities that shift and realign to reveal an intrinsic tenderness, in every sense of the word, in their relationships. 
- Linda LeGarde Grover, The Road Back to Sweetgrass

"From beginning to end, Julie Gard's new collection trades in empathy. . . [It is] a series of fifty-nine linked prose poems, or snapshots, that delineate the everyday. . . We might go so far as to call this a post-Adrienne Rich collection, less a call to arms than an invitation to climb into the quotidian trenches and live for a while."  
- Lance Larsen, Genius Loci, Utah Poet Laureate