Julia Nunnally Duncan

Julia Nunnally Duncan
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Julia Nunnally Duncan lives in Marion, North Carolina, with her husband Steve and their daughter Annie. Julia’s latest book is a poetry collection, A Part of Me (Red Dirt Press, 2017). Poems from this collection have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

After a deep snow, our neighbor David built a giant wooden sled for his sons and my brother and me. Bundled in winter clothes, we piled onto the...

Her chair was placed by the window so she could face the outside though there was nothing much to see but the yard, a tree, an empty driveway. Her...

Years ago, my grandmother gave me her mother’s wedding ring. Occasionally, I try it on, holding out my hand to see how the wide gold band shines in the light, as...

On Saturday mornings when my mother called a cab to take us to town, it was usually my uncle Paul who pulled into our driveway. He drove a white...

There were many mothers in my neighborhood: Beulah, who tended to my foot on a summer day when I stepped on a shard of broken Mason...

When he found me hiding bashfully behind a tree at my babysitter’s house, he held out the small round box. My Army sergeant uncle was home on...

She stored buttons in a drawer of her Singer Sewing Machine— a collection of varied sizes and colors— rose and ivory and pale green or black with ornamental...

On my grandmother’s front porch where we gathered on Sunday afternoons, Paul seemed to be the most relaxed of uncles, pipe stem poised in his mouth only to...

That Sunday night in 1966, when I was nine, my father, mother, thirteen-year-old brother, and I watched The Ed Sullivan Show in our dark...