Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, critic, painter, and book artist. Her first book of poems, The Adjacent Possible, won the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize and will be published by Green Writers Press in 2021. Her poems and essays have appeared in Borderlands, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, Interim, Jacket2, Plume, Twyckenham Notes, Vinyl, Yemassee, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of House Mountain Review, named for the peaks near her home in Lexington, Virginia, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and studio art. Find her at tactualpoiesis.com.