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December 7, 2022

Julie Poole

Julie Poole is a writer based in Austin. She received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the New Writers Project at UT Austin. Her debut book of poems, Bright Specimen, was published in 2021 by Deep Vellum. Her articles and essays have appeared in Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, and HuffPost.

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