Catching Up With July Westhale

Where can we read some of your recent work?

What are you reading right now?

I just finished up Eve Linn’s harrowing new chapbook, “Model Home”, just out from Glass River Press. The poems are bone-sharp, skillfully rendered, and stayed with me long after I read them. The editions are hand-bound, by a new press that is doing beautiful work in the world. I can’t recommend the press, and Eve’s chapbook, enough.

What’s next for you?

I just had a chapbook come out through Alley Cat Books (“Quantifiable Data”), which is available for purchase on my site ( My second poetry collection, “Via Negativa” is coming out through Kore Press this December, and I’m in the process of translating the collected works of Patagonian poet Rolando Cardenas. I’ve also just started a new Medium publication, PULP, which is a reproductive rights/bodies magazine, found here:

July Westhale

July Westhale is an essayist, translator, and the award-winning author of five collections of poetry.Her most recent work can be found in McSweeney’s, The National Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, and The Huffington Post, among others. When she’s not teaching, she works as a co-founding editor of PULP Magazine.,, Twitter: JulyWesthale.