Biography of Julie Sheehan
Julie Sheehan (born in Iowa) is an American poet.
She graduated from Yale University, and Columbia University.
She lives on Long Island, New York, with her son, and is currently Director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program as well as an assistant professor at Stony Brook Southampton.
Julie Sheehan Poems
I hate you truly. Truly I do. Everything about me hates everything about you. The flick of my wrist hates you.
You chop an onion, bone a breast, cradle an artichoke's dense, thorny crown, you pluck a chicken, a leaf, an eyebrow peddling luck with love, you set a table, you seat, you ladle
My son's in his Watch This years. "Watch this!" He throws open the screen door, races through the kitchen, returns in a pant. "See that?" Although I'm watching, I don't. "I'm back before the screen door closed."
After the Memorial
This morning, fog banked in, refractory, of course. Except for one gull, all else blank. Then dress shoes, lit candles in the heels, flanked an apse in the dead poet's memory.
When I return, I'll come in clapboard, stained chestnut, with lead-based paint on radiators, old-fashioned, and a little bit insane
I hate you truly. Truly I do.
Everything about me hates everything about you.
The flick of my wrist hates you.
The way I hold my pencil hates you.
The sound made by my tiniest bones were they trapped
in the jaws of a moray eel hates you.
Each corpuscle singing in its capillary hates you.
Look out! Fore! I hate you.