Julia Older has written poetry, essays, fiction, nonfiction and plays. Four of her eleven poetry books are booklength poems, including the mythical journey of Hermaphroditus in America and Tahirih Unveiled, based on the life of Persia’s first women’s rights activist.
Literary honors include a First Hopwood Poetry Award from the University of Michigan, several Pushcart nominations, and fellowships to the Iowa Poetry Workshop, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.
Two historical novels from Older’s Isles of Shoals Trilogy were featured in Reading Group Choices national guidebook. Julia’s memoir, Appalachian Odyssey, recounts her adventure as the 19th woman to walk the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail and also contains many poems written en route.
Other work by Older appears in Poets & Writers, The New Yorker, Entelechy International, New Directions, Amazon Shorts, Sisters of the Earth: Women Writing about Nature, and numerous other journals and anthologies. She writes from her studio in the foothills of Grand Monadnock, New Hampshire.