BUCHSBAUM--Dr. Julie Anne, lauded poet, scholar, teacher of literature and library science, and beloved daughter and sister, died on January 29th after a long illness. She was 47. Julie graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Valedictorian from Beloit College; earned her MFA from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop where she received a Paul Engle Fellowship from the Michener Foundation; MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh where she was inducted into Beta Phi Mu; and PhD from the University of Missouri- Columbia as a G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellow. Julie published three books of poetry: "A Little Night Comes" received the 2005 Del Sol Poetry Award; "Slowly, Slowly, Horses;" and "The Apothecary's Heir," which received the National Poetry Series Award. She was awarded the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize in 1999. Her writing was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. The poet Lucy Brock-Broido described Julie's poetry as "often healing, sometimes dangerous, always original, edgy, and precise." A self-described "odd discoverer" and "lexicographer of decay," Julie's writing stood in contrast to her affable and soft-spoken demeanor. Tall and athletic with piercing blue-gray eyes and an infectious smile, Julie rescued dogs from the local pound and rode a Honda Rebel 250. Julie was also an accomplished artist. Her subjects were most often people, animals and the urban environment; she utilized watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink. Her father, Dr. Herbert J. Buchsbaum, who died in 1989, was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Survivors include her mother, Linda Lampack Buchsbaum, a psychotherapist in private practice in Milwaukee, WI; her brother Jonathan David Buchsbaum, a musician based in Asheville, NC; her sister-in-law Laura Michaels- Buchsbaum, also a musician; and her newborn niece, Melody Claire. Julie's creative spirit, brilliant mind and kind heart will be deeply missed. Donations in her name may be made to The Buchsbaum Family Endowment Memorial Fund: Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 Attn: Office of Development.
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