Published in The Tishman Review
January 2017

Pittsburg Poetry Review

Issue 4 2016

Published in The Fourth River - The Climate Change Issue
Spring 2016

Published in Third Wednesday, Vol. III, No. 2, Winter 2015.

Published in The Binnacle Twelth Annual Ultra-Short Edition 2015

Published in The Binnacle - Eleventh Annual Ultra-Short Edition 2014

This poem is for our son, John, and all parents of children who served or are serving in the military.

"Seeds" grew from my observations of hope: she doesn't discriminate, is nearly impossible to kill and self-seeds with and without our knowledge and assistance.

On a down day in a down year, I noticed a dried-up sponge under the kitchen sink. (I keep them on hand for cleaning dirty garden pots and planters.) I put the sponge in my hand and studied it. I felt like a sponge metaphor—lightweight, going nowhere without assistance, past saturation, and the ability to be wrung out and rinsed with clean water.

Published in Frogpond; The Journal of the Haiku Society of America.

Published in Frogpond; The Journal of the Haiku Society of America.

In my late twenties I had a recurring dream of a magnificent house of redwood perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean...

I stopped smoking August 15th, 2001. In the days following 9-11 and my sister-in-law's suicide that November, I struggled to not begin smoking again.

Her stomach hangs in two deflated flabby folds;
a crepe paper rose crumpled
by the knowledge of its imitation.

My paternal grandfather owned a small saw mill in New Hampshire.

A list of other published poems which were not included in the content of the website.

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Jules Jacob

Jules JacobJulie "Jules" Jacob is the author of The Glass Sponge, a semi-finalist in the 2012 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, published May 2013 by Finishing Line Press. Jules' poems, short stories, and non-fiction essays have appeared in a variety of print and online publications including Rust + Moth, Third Wednesday, Frogpond, Camroc Press Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Binnacle Literary Journal of Coastal Maine, The Writer's Gazette and elsewhere. She was selected to participate in The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 2015 Poetry Workshop in Auvillar, France.

Jules attended the University of New Hampshire, The Horticultural Therapy Institute and Colorado State University. Her deep curiosity, and affinity for the natural world led her to become a Horticultural Therapist and Master Gardener Emeritus for the University of Missouri Extension. Jules advocates for abused and neglected children for CASA of Southwest Missouri and lives in the Mark Twain National Forest near Branson, Missouri.

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