Poetry, chapbook, 28 pages, from Bottlecap Press.
August, and the Snow Has Just Melted teaches you a new language. (Nå kan du norsk!) These poems ask the important questions. Can you go home again? Are we different people in different languages? What city has higher crime rate per inhabitant; Oslo or New York? Does your senile grandma know who Beyoncé is? The answers will shock you! Maybe. I don’t know you.
"A visceral collection of poems with urgency in its reflection. The poems convey a magnificent tone of stillness in their raw states."
"Just as plants reach toward light, the urge to feel sun intrinsic and emphatic, so Julia Johanne Tolo's poems extend from a deep unclouded desire. To live, to see, to speak and grieve, to find truth "out / there, somewhere"."
-Carly Dashiell, McNally Jackson
Julia Johanne Tolo is a poet and translator. Her work can be read in Asymptote Journal, Slice Magazine, Copper Nickel Journal, Black and Blue Anthologies and other places.