Julia B. Levine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Ask, winner of the 2003 Tampa Review Prize, and Practicing for Heaven, which won both the 1998 Anhinga Poetry Prize and a bronze medal from Foreword magazine for her first collection. Her latest collection, Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight, inaugurates a new poetry series for LSU press. Regarding this collection, it’s been said “With an astonishing grasp of language and detail, these poems enact a visceral, lyric experience that circle around the mystery of tragedy and beauty as it enlarges the soul.” Levine has been awarded numerous grants and awards for her writing, including a Discovery/The Nation award, as well as the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. Recently, her work has been anthologized in The Places That Inhabit Us, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from UC Berkeley, and lives and works in Davis, California.