July Westhale is the author of The Cavalcade, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2016. She has been awarded grants and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Lambda Literary Foundation, Sewanee, Tomales Bay, Dickinson House, Tin House, and Bread Loaf.
Her journalism regularly appears in Autostraddle, The Establishment, Litseen, and the Lambda Literary Review of Books, and her poetry has most recently been published in cahoodaloodaling, Thin Noon, Adrienne, burntdistrict, Eleven Eleven, Sugar Mule, The East Bay Review, 580 Split, Quarterly West, and PRISM International.
Her nominations include Best New Poets, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best of the Net. She was the finalist for the 2015 Crab Orchard Poetry Series Prize, and the Creative Writing Fulbright. She has an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University.