Julia Older writes in the preface to her eighth poetry book Rolling the Sun, “These poems resonate with places that have seeped into my pores. They bear witness to recent journeys and map the lay of the land.”
From Older's first book with poems springing from her hike of the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail to this new collection, she has given voice to the wild and legendary.
In poems Older calls “seed wings of time travel,” life and landscape become one.
She takes us on a journey through “High Mowings” and a seasonal “Light Year,” past “Shadowdragons” that have us running scared, and forward to “Living Waters.”
Author of 25 books of prose and poetry, Older is recipient of a First Hopwood Award and two Pushcart Nominations. Recent honors include the Winebaum Residency Fellowship at Yaddo in New York, a Puffin Foundation Writers Grant and the Daniel Veroujan Prize.
Older's poems, essays and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poets & Writers, Entelechy International, Sisters of the Earth: Women Writing About Nature and numerous other publications.