I have been writing poetry for over thirteen years, and have published over a dozen poems in various literary journals, most recently Juniper, Rogue Agent, and Noble/Gas Qtrly. I also have an MPhil in history from New York University, and taught English as a second language for fifteen years. In 2014, I co-founded Sweet Action Poetry Collective with Mirielle Clifford and with the help of Emily Blair, it has become a vibrant community of poets, with readings and publications to promote our group’s work.
I have edited individual poems, chapbook collections and curated Sweet Action readings. I will work with you to bring your strongest, most authentic voice to whatever project you need help with. My specialty is deep reading, an intuitive understanding of what you, as the writer, are trying to say, bringing you closer to that ideal communication.
“Julie Hart is an exceptionally precise editor with a finely tuned ear for making poems sound their best. She has a rare gift for knowing how to shape and organize a collection of poetry. Her candor and sense of humor make collaborations a pleasure. If your work needs a fresh set of eyes, send it to Julie.”
—Leigh Stein, author of Land of Enchantment
“Julie is an efficient, dedicated, and focused reader; she didn’t hesitate to spend many hours on my chapbook manuscript. Her feedback was not only spot-on but also very gracefully delivered. She asked many relevant questions, was extremely patient, and gave me important pointers that I took into consideration. Thanks to her incredibly valuable help, I was able to polish my manuscript to make it the best it could be. It was picked up by a publisher soon-after, and I can’t express how grateful I am to Julie for her help and support of my work.”
—Marine Cornuet, author of Keeping the Chaff and the Wheat
“Julie Hart is a skilled editor who always keeps the writer’s goals firmly in mind. She is experienced in poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with an eye for both creative expression and factual precision. Julie is able to assist with any aspect of your manuscript, from sorting through initial ideas to fine-tuning grammar and punctuation. No matter what point my writing is at, I have always found her insights and edits invaluable.”
—Emily Blair, author of The Nature of Hairwork
“Julie Hart has provided great insight into the content and form of my poetry and short stories. She reads precisely and her suggestions are specific and clear. She offers them with a great deal of ease and humor which communicates that the practice of writing is for the long haul and each piece is part of the process of discovering yourself as a writer and a human being. You feel safe sharing very personal work with Julie. At the same time she can give you the objective, experienced eye your work needs.”
—Judy Schneier, writer and clinical social worker
Because of your fatal addiction to art: A Conversation with Chelsea Hodson, Pank
Chloe in Brooklyn, Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Why Jeannie Drank, A Colloquium, The Rumpus
Tommy Pico’s Tattoos: A Tour, Pank
For Sale by Owner, Five Quarterly
Originally from Minnesota, Julie Hart has lived in London, Zurich and Tokyo and now in Brooklyn Heights. Her work can be found in Vol 1 Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Anti-Heroin Chic, Beautiful Losers, Juniper, Rogue Agent, Noble/Gas Qtrly and at juliehartwrites.com. She is a founder with Mirielle Clifford and Emily Blair of the poetry collective Sweet Action.