JP Howard

New York, United States

Member Since: 01/16/2013

JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a poet and Cave Canem graduate fellow. JP's debut collection of poetry SAY/MIRROR was published by The Operating System (2nd expanded edition 2016, 1s ed. 2015). SAY/MIRROR was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. JP is the author of a chaplet "bury your love poems here" (Belladonna Collective*, 2015). She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and Blog (WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS hosts monthly literary Salons in NY and the blog accepts submissions of poetry. JP's poem We Beautiful Black Boys was a finalist for the Feminist Wire's 1st Poetry Contest. She is a 2014 alum of the VONA (Voices of our Nations Arts Foundations) Writers Workshop. She was a Lambda Literary Foundation 2012 and 2011 Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow, as well as a Cave Canem 2011 Fellow in Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was a finalist in the poetry category by the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.  She was also the recipient of a Soul Mountain Retreat writing residency. Her  poems have been published or are forthcoming in: The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Series, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of ColorAdrienne A Poetry Journal of Queer Women (Sibling Rivalry Press), The Wide Shore A Journal of Global Women's PoetryThe Best American Poetry Blog, iArtistas, MiPOesias iPad Companion, The Mom Egg, African Voices Magazine, Kweli Journal, “Of Fire, Of Iron”, Talking Writing, Muzzle Magazine, Muzzle’s 2011 “Best of the First Year” Print Issue, Connotation Press, Brown Girl Love, TORCH, Queer Convention: A Chapbook of Fierce, Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009, Cave Canem XI 2007 Anthology, Promethean Literary Journal, The Portable Lower East Side (Queer City) and Poetry in Performance. She was awarded an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York and holds a BA from Barnard College and JD from Brooklyn Law School. JP and the Salon have been featured in Literary Hub, Poets & Writers Magazine, Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops blog and on Brooklyn Arts Council blog.  \JP has been awarded Brooklyn Arts Council  grants on behalf of the Brooklyn-based portion of the Salon from 2014 through 2019. Author photo courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths



Twitter Username: @JPHoward_poet


  • SAY/MIRROR , The Operating System (2015)
  • bury your love poems here , Belladonna* Collaborative (2015)
  • Black Lesbians - We Are the Revolution! , Sinister Wisdom (2018)


  • Cave Canem Fellowship (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Soul Mountain Retreat Writing Residency(2010)
  • Finalist, Lesbian Writers Fund, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Poetry Category)(2010)
  • Cave Canem Fellow in Residence at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) (2011)
  • Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellowship (2011, 2012)
  • Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grantee(2014)
  • Alum of the VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) Writers Workshop(2014)
  • Finalist, The Feminist Wire's 1st Poetry Contest(2015)
  • Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grantee (2014-2019
  • Finalist, Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism (2017)


  • Curator & Nurturer at Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) (April 2011 - Present)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Barnard College
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The City College of the City University of New York (May 2009)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry