Julie Suk was born in Mobile, Alabama, and attended Stephens College and the University of Alabama. She is the author of The Dark Takes Aim (Autumn House Press, 2003); The Angel of Obsession (1992), winner of the Arkansas Poetry Award and the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award; Heartwood (1991); and The Medicine Woman (1980). She also coedited Bear Crossings: An Anthology of North American Poets (1978) with Anne Newman and Nancy Cooke Stone. Julie Suk's poems have appeared in such periodicals as Georgia Review; Poetry, which awarded her the Bess Hokin Award; and Shenandoah. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.