Berry Julie

Julie Berry was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1952. She recently retired from her career as a teacher of elementary school. A collection of poems, worn thresholds (Brick) was published in 1995. Her poems have appeared in periodicals such as Canadian Forum, Quarry, Carousel, New Quarterly and Grain. A second collection of poems, little strip room in heaven, is nearing completion. Two poems from this manuscript placed first and second in the Short Grain Contest for 2005.

Selected Publications
worn thresholds (Brick Books, 1995) ISBN 0-919626-75-0.

Books in Print
Berry, Julie
worn thresholds (Brick Books, 1995) ISBN 0-919626-75-0
Julie Berry, 519-633-0132

Poet in the School
(St. Thomas, Ontario)

phone: 519-633-0132


An award-winning poet, Julie Berry has published in a wide range of Canadian journals such as Grain, Quarry, Canadian Forum, Carousel and Room of One's Own. A collection of poetry, "worn threshholds" was published by Brick in 1995 and reprinted in 2006. Thirty years of teaching experience in elementary and high school has prepared her for working in classrooms at any level.

Grade Levels: 4 - 12

Fees: Standard

Classroom Approach:
Julie will work with classrooms of students discussing the reasons why poetry is important for the future of humankind and why it is fun. She will get them writing their own poetry and she will instruct them on the finer points of reading their own work in front of an audience. In the mornings she could do two classes and in the afternoon she would like to work with smaller groups of students who have expressed an interest in writing and reading poetry.