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Julie Parson Nesbitt

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Julie Nesbitt

Connection to Illinois: Julie was born in Chicago, Illinois and still resides there.

Biography: Julie Parson Nesbitt is a poet. Her poetry has been published widely including in the anthologies ''Identity Lessons'' and ''Stories From Where We Live''. She was co-editor of [ ''Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago's Guild Complex''] with Michael Warr and Luis Rodriguez. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, English, Creative Writing and Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh; Master's in Educational Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature. Currently, Nesbitt is an Educational Policy Graduate Student at the University of Illinois at Chicago where her focus is to help public schools support children who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences to learn and succeed in school. She is also the consulting editor of ''West End Press''.

  • -- Foundation Residency awarded for 2000
  • -- Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Partnership Grant awarded 1999 Ragdale
  • -- Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters, 1996
  • -- Academy of American Poets Award, 1994 & 1992
  • -- Illinois Library

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Young adult readers

Julie Parson Nesbitt on WorldCat :

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  Clark St. Lullabye :
ISBN: 0961525002 OCLC: 14699422

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