Julie Marie Wade

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Miami, FL
Florida US

Author's Bio

Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Bywater Books, 2014; Colgate University Press, 2010), winner of the Colgate University Press Nonfiction Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir; Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series; Small Fires: Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature; Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series; Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Books, 2013), selected by Bernard Cooper as the winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), selected for the  American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List; Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016); SIX: Poems, selected by C.D. Wright as the winner of the AROHO/To the Lighthouse Prize in Poetry; and Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2018). Forthcoming in 2019 is her first co-authored collection with Denise Duhamel, The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (Noctuary Press). 
Wade has received the Chicago Literary Award in Poetry, the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize, the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, the Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, the Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize, a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for feminist literature, and eighteen Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems and creative nonfiction appear or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Alaska Quarterly Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Blackbird, Bloom, Brevity, The Cincinnati Review, The Common, Denver Quarterly Diode, Dislocate, Fourth Genre, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Juked, The MacGuffin, The Kenyon Review, Literal Latte, The Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, Open 24 Hours, Pank, Passages North, Phoebe, PoemMemoirStory, Poet Lore,  Quarter After Eight, Redivider, The Rumpus, Saint Ann’s Review, The Seattle Review, Seneca Review, So to Speak, StoryQuarterly, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Water-Stone Review, Weave Magazine, and Zone 3.  
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, 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 PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University and reviews regularly for The Rumpus and Lambda Literary Review.  She is married to Angie Griffin and lives in the Sunshine State.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (Ohio State University Press, 2020)
The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (co-authored with Denise Duhamel) (Noctuary Press, 2019)
Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016)
Small Fires (Sarabande Books, 2011)
Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010)
Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom, 2013)


Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2018)
SIX: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2016)
Postage Due (White Pine Press, 2013)
When I Was Straight (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014)
Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Prizes won: 

*Chicago Literary Award in Poetry (2004) *Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize (2004) *Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize (2005) *Literal Latte Nonfiction Award (2006) *AWP Intro Journals Award for Nonfiction (2009) *American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize (2010) *Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize (2010) *Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship (2010) *Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize (2011) *Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir (2011) *Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize (2012) *Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Creative Nonfiction Grant (2012) *AROHO/To the Lighthouse Poetry Book Prize (2014) *Spoon River Poetry Review Editors' Prize Poetry Prize (2015) *Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Prize (2017)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Seattle, WA
Raised in: 
Seattle, WA
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Last update: Jun 27, 2019