Parental Guidance

Julie Manning

An elegy for lost parents, a narrative on remembered family life, a poem on the disconnection of grief and the grappling with its integration.

Julie Manning is a poet, visual artist and lawyer. Her poems have appeared previously in Australian Book Review, Cordite and the HWS Grieve Project poetry anthology. Her poem ‘Portmanteau’ was long listed in the Vice Chancellors International Poetry Prize 2019, and ‘Constellation of Bees’ was shortlisted in the Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2020. In 2019 she was awarded the Queensland Poetry Festival Emerging Poet mentorship. She was featured in Overland Literary Journal as an emerging poet and a suite of four poems published in March 2020. She lives on Moreton Bay in Brisbane and is currently completing her first book of poetry.