Julie Maclean’s poems, short fiction and reviews have appeared in BODY, Cordite Poetry Review, Mslexia, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit Poetry, Shearsman, Southerly, Island, Overland, Poetry (Chicago), Poetry Salzburg, The Antigonish Review, The Best Australian Poetry (UQP), The Rialto and The Age, among others.
She has published five chapbooks and one full collection. Her chapbooks include: Tango Boleo, (a collaboration with Avril Bradley), Ginninderra, 2019; Lips That Did, Dancing Girl Press, US, 2017; a collaboration with UK poet Terry Quinn, To Have to Follow, Indigo Dreams, 2016; Kiss of the Viking, Poetry Salzburg, 2014, and e-chapbook, You Love You Leave, Kind of a Hurricane Press, US, 2014. Her full collection When I saw Jimi was shortlisted for The Crashaw Prize, Salt, 2013 and became joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize, Indigo Dreams, 2013.
In 2018 she was longlisted in The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition and has two poems highly commended in the 2017 W B Yeats Poetry Prize. In 2017 she won Best Poem in fourWNew Writing 27, Highly commended in 2016. One of her poems How Deep is Your Love was shortlisted for the RedRoom Company New Shoots Project in 2016.
She was one of two poets, in addition to commissioned works, selected for Wandering Words, a chapbook of ekphrastic poems presented at Sensing Spaces at the Royal Academy, London, 2014.
As feature poet she has appeared in LA Cultural Review, Sundress Best Dressed, US, Tincture, Melbourne Poets Union, Winter Words at Airey’s Inlet, Poetry at the Dan, Melbourne, Damson Poets, UK, on Tania Hershman’s blogspot and Clare Carlin’s Pieced Work.
Her work appears in several anthologies including The Best Australian Poetry (UQP), Australian Poetry Journal and Anthology, Flarestacks Sylvia is Missing, Indigo Dreams Heartshoots, Booranga fourW New Writing and The Emma Press, Motherhood, Dance and The Sea. Forthcoming in Smith/Doorstop anthology on running, The Result Is What You See Today.
She was granted a residency with Booranga Writers in June 2019 and was Feature Poet, conducting workshops and readings for Winter Words, Portarlington in July, 2019.