Julie-ann Rowell is a Devon-based poet, teacher and editor, whose poetry has won many awards.

Poetry Publications and Awards

Her first pamphlet collection, “Convergence”, published by Brodie Press, won a Poetry Book Society Award. Her first full collection, “Letters North” (also Brodie Press), was nominated for the Inaugural Michael Murphy Poetry Prize for Best First Collection in 2011. Her many awards include:

Julie-ann Rowell, poet, authorof "Exposure"
Julie-ann Rowell’s latest collection, “Exposure” was launched on September 11th, 2019 in the Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin.

First prize in the Frogmore Poetry Competition

First prize in The New Writer’s short collection competition

Commended in the BT Section of the National Poetry Competition 2000

Commendeed in the Bridport Prize

Shortlisted in the Open Poetry International Sonnet Competition

Shortlisted in the Wells Festival Poetry Competition, Writer’s Inc, Ware Poets and Mslexia Poetry Competitions (twice).

Julie-ann’s work has been published in many magazines and journals. She has poems in several anthologies, including Furies (For Books’ Sake), edited by Eve Lacey, which was runner-up in the Saboteur Awards 2015. Her work has been published in Poetry Ireland Review and Cyphers and in a new anthology called ” Pale Fire, new writing on the moon,” from Frogmore Press.

Rebecca Gethin reviews Julie-ann’s collection “Voices in the Garden” (Lapwing, 2018) here:


Creative Writing Teacher and Editor

Julie-ann holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she was also editorial assistant and assistant editor at the academic journal Irish Studies Review, for three years.

“Exposure” is the first of Julie-ann’s books to be published by Turas Press (September, 2019). It evokes the landscape, spirit and culture of Orkney, where Julie-ann has a home.