Poems, Essays, Excerpts and Interviews

Here is a sampling of essays, poems, and excerpts of Baggott’s work as well as a few interviews, sprinkled all over the web, including work that has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Modern Love Column, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Real Simple, The Washington Post, The Atlantic.com, on NPR, as well as novel excerpts.

jb-samplesBaggott will have three new sci-fi stories up at Tor.com in January, February, and March of 2017. The first story about virtual reality, “The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island,” is now available!


Read an excerpt from Julianna’s new book PURE. Go here, and click on The Opening Pages.


Click here to read Julianna’s essay in The New York Times Book Review on famous living authors versus famous dead authors on Facebook on Twitter.


Click here to read Julianna’s essay in Real Simple about writing a love letter for a stranger on a plane.


Click here to read about the day that a zombie and a zombie-epidemic survivor showed up in Julianna’s workshop, published in the Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune.


Click here to read Julianna’s op-ed in The Washington Post on sexism in the publishing industry.


Click here to listen to the follow up interview on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin.


Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, picked Julianna’s poem, “Mary Todd on her Deathbed”, which is published in Lizzie Borden in Love for the Culture page on TheAtlantic.com web site. He’s also chosen two other poems to feature — one entitled “Monica Lewinsky thinks of Bill Clinton While Standing Naked in Front of a Hotel Mirror” and the other “How It Begins” which appears in Julianna’s first collection, This Country of Mothers.


Agni’s online magazine published one of Julianna’s pieces.


Two poems from Julianna’s first collection are now archived at The Virginia Quarterly Review. Click here for “My Mother’s National Geographics” or click here for “My Cousin Attempts Suicide at Gander Hill Prison.”


This is an extensive five-part interview of Baggott by Sebastian Matthews. It was conducted over the course of a few months and was published at Fiction Writers Review.


The National Endowment for the Arts conducted an interview with Baggott before her reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Here’s the podcast.


In 2012, Roxane Gay interviewed Baggott at The Rumpus.