Julie Watkins

Julie Watkins

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About Me

I’ve been scribbling all my life but started writing poetry regularly about two and a half years ago. I’m still learning my craft and expect to continue to learn for as long as I’m writing. I have cut my poetic teeth on critique groups, had a spell as a moderator on an American poetry website and am currently an admin on the Facial Expression Poetry Circle. I’ve also been involved of late with the dVerse Poets Pub, contributing an article to the Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft feature and helping out on the critique team. I'm about to have six of my poems published in the Winter 2011 edition of Inclement Poetry Magazine.

I’m fairly nocturnal, I often write until the wee small hours of the day and then get up early to go do the job that pays the bills. I teach computer skills to adults – I love my job but it’s my bread and butter – poetry is my oxygen, it allows me to breathe. I write anywhere and everywhere; I once wrote a poem on a beach cave wall and had to go back the next day with a pen and paper to transcribe it. These days I carry a notebook and pen.

You can find me here where I write under the name of Carys.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hi Julie, I am so glad that you added me as a friend here on wc. I am looking forward to sharing poetry, reading poetry and reviews here and in the group. thanks again, Gina

ps I am also nocturnal.... I write in the wee hours of the morning. I have to wonder is this more common than not for us poets......:)
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Posted 9 Years Ago


hi hi! thank you for the fr! where's your writing ......? i recently did that ~ took it all down and started over. ;) look forward to reading you when you post. pls send a rr. ;)

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hi Julie! Your poetry always reveals a side of humanity that is easily missed or unnoticed. You are the eye that lights up all details and doesn't let anything get lost in the darkness. Even loss is found through your writings. Thank you for being a wonderful poet and a great friend.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Thanks for the wonderful review on Lust Limitations, I think you may have reviewed another one of mine, thanks for that one also. Looking back I agree with you on the enjambment issue(s) I get so used to MS word putting capitals at the beginning of every sentence that I fail to notice its effect on the graphology of my pieces. Sound advice :)

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Thanks for your review of "The old armchair". It was a piece I scribbled down one day and didn't get the chance to edit fully. I like your advice, although I feel I still need it to stew a bit more, before I plunge into it with the editors knife.

Thanks your comments haven't gone unnoticed ;)