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Faculty Bio

Koets, Julia

Koets, Julia


Office: 514 Strode

Research Interests
Lyric Poetry, LGBTQ literature, lyric essay, hybrid forms

PhD Creative Writing and Literature, University of Cincinnati; MFA Creative Writing, Poetry, University of South Carolina; BA English, Creative Writing Emphasis, Presbyterian College

Julia Koets is the author of Hold Like Owls (University of South Carolina Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 South Carolina Poetry Book Award, judged by Nikky Finney. Her memoir-in-essays, The Rib Joint, won the 2017 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Book Award, judged by Mark Doty, and will be published in Fall 2019. Her poems and essays have been published, or are forthcoming, in Indiana Review, Los Angeles Review, and Creative Nonfiction.