Julie Rochlin began her artistic life as a performance artist, switching to poetry midstream. Several poems appear in the inaugural issue of 50/50, a Quills Edge Press anthology. She was a finalist for a New Millennium Poetry prize and her poem, “Ice Age”, was published in their journal. Her poem in Chautauqua was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Julie lives in a cohousing community in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she hopes to leave a small carbon footprint.