Like the O in Hope by Jeanne Julian
"Poem after poem, Julian's command of poetics and language...entice a reader to take a journey with her in valid search for kindness and beauty, for healing and hope."
—Sam Barbee, author of That Rain We Needed
"Julian knows that no extended meditation on what brings light to our lives would be complete without the lighter side of life, humor and laughter. I look forward to returning to these poems."
—Malaika King Albrecht, author of What the Trapeze Artist Trusts
Like the O in Hope takes the reader on a quest from dark to light, both literally and spiritually, affirming that constellations, candles, close calls, and peach pie can lead us toward transcendence. A variety of poetic forms, ekphrastic inspiration, and a touch of wry humor enliven this collection.
Jeanne Julian's prior publications include two chapbooks, Blossom & Loss and Relic and Myth. Her poems appear in Prairie Wolf Press Review, Poetry Quarterly, Lascaux Prize 2016 Anthology, pacificREVIEW, The RavensPerch, Snapdragon, and other journals and have won awards from The Comstock Review, Naugatuck River Review, and the North Carolina Poetry Society. She lives on a creek near the Croatan National Forest and keeps Canada geese out of her yard with a fake coyote: www.jeannejulian.com.