Journalist, Writer, Radio Producer

Julia Daye is an award-winning journalist, essayist, and producer. Her work has been published in the HuffPost, Taos NewsMedium, The Startup, LiveTaos, The People’s Production House, HOWL, and the Hyam Plutzik Foundation literary journal, A Fistful of Words. She is the 2021 recipient of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for Feature News and Continuing Coverage.

Julia Daye is the longstanding host and producer of KNCE Radio’s What Are These Things out of Taos, New Mexico. The show is known for its lively creative inquiry through in-depth interviews with artists and local change makers, as well as for bringing listeners weekly on-air poetry performances, and deep dives into music from all over the world.


Julia Daye’s lyrical poetry is often admired for its ability to discuss grief, desire, and longing with electrifying craftsmanship and candor. Her distinctively symphonic translations of hidden harvests and existential patterns into word bring readers continuously home to fundamental truths, calling upon the human heart’s innate echo of the natural world. She is an alumna of the New York State Writers’ Institute and author of the online literary blog, Investigating Reality. Her first book of poems, The Edge of Waking, was published by A Freedom Books in 2017.