Julie Price has been teaching Creative Writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois since 1998. She received her undergraduate degree in Advertising from the University of Evansville, and her MFA from Purdue University, where she worked on the editorial staff of the Sycamore Review.
Julie's poems and essays have appeared most recently in Rattle, McSweeney's Internet Tendency,and Literal Latte, and are forthcoming in The James Dickey Review and Timberline Review. Her poetry has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and was included in the 2014 anthology The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss and in Rattle's Poets of Faith issue. Her poem “Veins” was the winner of the 2016 Rattle Poetry Prize.
Julie has received multiple teaching awards at the department, college, and university levels, including the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is a two-time recipient of the UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Before coming to the U. of I., Julie worked as managing editor of the Indianapolis New Times and later owned a bookstore on Green Street near campus. She also spent time in France where she wrote a monthly column about Parisian pop culture for the now-defunct Octopus. Her cat, Hankie, accompanied her, though he preferred American cat food.