"I write best at intersections: The intersection of poetry and prose, past and present, sex and gender, families of origin and families of choice, heterosexual presumptions and lesbian experience. In all my work, I strive to pay close attention to language and the body."
Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a master of arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a master of fine arts in poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a doctorate in interdisciplinary humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of "Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures" (Colgate University Press, 2010) and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, "Without: Poems" (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her writing was selected for the New Women's Voices Chapbook Series, Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011); the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature, Postage Due: Poems Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013). She is a winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. Wade has received the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry, the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize, the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award, the Arts and Letters Nonfiction Prize, the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, the Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir.
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