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Occupation Writer and Teacher
Location Seattle
Introduction Poet Julie Larios taught for seven years on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in their MFA-Writing for Children program and recently returned full-time to her writing. She has published four books of poetry for children (see titles and covers below.) She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize and has been included twice in the annual Best American Poetry series for her poetry for adults, and was granted a fellowship by the Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust. Composer Dag Gabrielson interpreted one of her poems for a libretto performed by members of the New York City Opera for their 2011 Vox Series. and commissioned two more for other productions. Recent poems for children have appeared in or are forthcoming in anthologies edited by Kenn Nesbitt, J .Patrick Lewis, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell, and Lee Bennett Hopkins.