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Tremolo: An Essay was selected by Bernard Cooper as the 2012 winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize  When I Was Straight: Poems is Volume #11 on the Body Languages Series of A Midsummer Night's Press.  


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"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 and the fiction of Jane Austen.  The prose here is both exact and inventive, the sensibility as restlessly probing as it is concise.  These eighteen pages convey the sense of an entire lifetime, and the impact is as powerful as any reader could hope for."
~Bernard Cooper
"Julie Marie Wade's lush, post-confessional poems are unabashed in their desire, tentative then bold in their knowledge. They're sparkly talismans to transform and transport us, delicacies with creamy insides to fill us up. WHEN I WAS STRAIGHT is a profound 'before' and 'after' examination of the self, complete with cultural and family commentary--delightful, heartbreaking, magic and real stories with a multitude of prepositions to guide us: a gifted young poet's coming to, coming out, coming jubilantly back into self."
~Denise Duhamel & Maureen Seaton

Please consider purchasing these and other books from your local independent bookstore.

White Pine Press, 2013

Winner of the 2010 Marie Alexander Poetry Series.

Sarabande Books, 2011

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, 2012.
Selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. Sarabande Books, 2009.
Colgate University Press, 2010
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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, 2011.

Winner of the Colgate University Press Nonfiction Book Award, 2009.