juli Jana is a poet/artist living and working in London and Cape Town. She studied art Morley College and Mary Ward College. juli has held a number of one man exhibitions as well as group exhibitions in the UK and abroad. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at Roehampton University with a residency under Jeff Hilson, has made contributions to various magazines and has been published by Cinnamon Press, Shearsman Magazine, The Delinquent, Obsessed with Pipework, The Wolf, The Poet's Letter, Citizen, Other Poetry, Streetcake and various other magazines. Her pamphlet,'ra-t', was published by Shearsman 2014 and was reviewed in PNReview 2015.
'juli Jana's poems are awash with colour, specifically as well as generally, tinged with the abstract, the spiritual. Alongside her narrative lines she creates other worlds, the surreal, both gentle and harsh and always compelling; yet just as often she concretises these things, describes the detail, the hardness, the real.
She often uses the natural world, subtly anthropomorphises, leaving spaces, ambiguity, inviting us to fill them in, as if somehow we are writing the poems with her.' Ken Champion