NC Literary Hall of Fame



Astonished to Wake by Julie Suk

Jacar Press
17.95, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9364810-5-0
January, 2016
Available from the publisher

“The poetry of Julie Suk is at once deceptively spare and metaphorically rich, and the sensual mystery of her perfectly pitched and etched lines is haunting, elemental, and wild,”
—R. T. Smith

In her sixth collection, Julie Suk continues to write poems that are deeply sensuous and unflinching.

"Oh the things we would all say to the stars in the sky if we found ourselves alone in a lifeboat at sea."
—Charles Simic, former Poet Laureate of the United States

Julie Suk is the author of five previous volumes of poetry. The Angel of Obsession won the University of Arkansas Poetry Competition, the Roanoke-Chowan Award, and was on the short list for the Poets Prize. The Dark Takes Aim (Autumn House Press) was awarded the Brockman-Campbell and the Oscar Arnold Young awards. Suk is also a recipient of the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine, and received the Irene Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award from Central Piedmont Community College. She was formerly a managing editor of Southern Poetry Review, and co-editor of Bear Crossings and the Anthology of North American Poets.

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