Twentieth-century poetry and twenty-first century poetry and Anglo-American-European modernism, including fiction. Julian gives readings of his work and provides writing workshops in the UK, Europe and The United States. His work, including reviews and essays, appears in the national press and has been broadcast on the BBC. He speaks Italian fluently.
He has written on many writers, including Christopher Reid, Fleur Adcock, Simon Armitage, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Michael Longley, Esther Morgan, Mark Yakich, the film maker Michael Winterbottom, Deborah Levy, Michael Hofmann, Maurice Riordan, Philip Gross, Anne Stevenson, Katy Evans-Bush, Charles Tomlinson, Donald Davie, Basil Bunting, Hugo Williams.