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; Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2018); and The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (Noctuary Press, 2019), co-authored with Denise Duhamel. Recent book publications include the book-length lyric essay, Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (The Ohio State University Press, 2020), the limited-edition, hybrid-forms chapbook, P*R*I*D*E (Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2020), winner of the inaugural Hunger Mountain Chapbook Prize, and Skirted: Poems (The Word Works, 2021).
Julie 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, the Spoon River Poetry Prize, the Glenna Luschei Prize (with Denise Duhamel) from Prairie Schooner, and 32 Pushcart Prize nominations.
Her poems and creative nonfiction have appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Series, Alaska Quarterly Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Blackbird, Bloom, Brevity, The Cincinnati Review, The Common, Creative Nonfiction, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Diode, Dislocate, Fifth Wednesday, Fourth Genre, The Georgia Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, The Iowa Review, Juked, Juxtaprose, The Kenyon Review, Literal Latte, The Los Angeles Review, The Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, The New England Review, Nimrod, Open 24 Hours, Pank, Passages North, Phoebe, PoemMemoirStory, Poet Lore, Quarter After Eight, Redivider, The Rumpus, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Seattle Review, Seneca Review, So to Speak, StoryQuarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Water-Stone Review, Weave Magazine, and Zone 3.
Born in 1979 in Seattle, Washington, Julie 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. She is an Associate Professor of English in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami, where she teaches poetry, memoir, lyric essay, and hybrid forms to graduate and undergraduate students.