Chapbook: Tremolo by Julie Marie Wade
“It seems almost impossible that a writer could combine the candor of a memoir with the insight and engagement of a literary essay, but ‘Tremolo’ seamlessly weaves together the writer’s search for sexual self-knowledge with insights into the poetry of Galway Kinnell. The prose here is both exact and inventive, the sensibility as restlessly probing as it is concise. These brief pages convey the sense of an entire lifetime, and the impact is as powerful as any a reader could hope for.” —Bernard Cooper, 2012 nonfiction judge
Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed an MA in English at Western Washington University in 2003, an MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010), winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, and Postage Due (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. Julie lives with her partner and their two cats in Dania Beach and teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University.