Events & Announcements
Greetings from the Zoom-o-sphere, Friends!
Like most of my fellow writers and professors, I am still conducting a full literary and academic life--but instead of bookstores and classrooms, these adventures are most often taking place online. Here's an update on what's happening:
My new poetry collection SKIRTED is out now from The Word Works Press!
You can order the book here.
Save the date for these readings and workshops!
Poets versus The Pandemic, Wednesday, May 19, 7-8 PM EST
I'll be reading poems with Karren Alenier and Mervyn Taylor! Registration is free at the link below:
Multi-Genre Writing Workshop, Miami-Dade College Student Writers Conference,* Friday, May 21, 1:30-3:00 PM EST
*free and open to all, not just MDC students!
"Shell-Collecting: The Hybrid Writer as Hermit Crab"
Adopted-forms literature, also known as "hermit-crab" writing, involves borrowing non-literary "shells" like memos, instruction manuals, contributor notes, quizzes, and more, and using these existing structures as sites for literary innovation. In this interactive workshop, we'll read several examples of "hermit crab" writing--both poetry and prose--and then take some time to begin our own. Every participant will leave with a file of additional "hermit crab" examples and a class-generated list of "shells" to try on.
Register at the link below for my workshop--and check out all the other exciting workshop options throughout the day: https://forms.office.com/r/M38rp5366B
This Blissful City: An International Reading, sponsored by Slag Glass Review, Friday, June 4, 1:00-2:30 PM EST
I'm representing metro Miami in this series of commissioned micro-essays about the places where we took shelter and found pleasure during the pandemic! Fellow essayists include Harrison Canderlaria Fletcher (Denver), Adrianne Kalfopoulou (Athens), Marie Mutsuko Mockett (Tokyo), Rima Rantisi (Beirut), Jasminne Mendez (Houston), Peggy Shinner (Chicago), Renee Sims (Detroit), and Ira Sukrungruang (Columbus, Chicago, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok).
You can learn more about the readers and the cities they represent and register for this free event at the link below:
In Case You Missed It:
Watch/listen to my reading and conversation with Fenton Johnson at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY, here. (Original air date: Thursday, November 12, 2020)
"Misunderstood Ghazal," co-authored by Denise Duhamel and me, was published by the Best American Poetry blog on November 6, 2020. Check it out here.
Watch/listen to my multi-genre reading and conversation about presumed sexuality, coming out, and art-making at the Art & Culture Center/Hollywood here. Original air date: Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Watch/listen to a joint book launch and Q & A featuring Julia Koets and me, hosted by Books & Books, here. Original air date: September 20, 2020
Watch/listen to a reading and conversation between Joy Ladin and me, hosted by The Betsy Hotel on South Beach, here. Original air date: August 3, 2020:
Three anthologies released in Fall 2020 in which I'm thrilled to be included:
Rose Metal Press, 2020
Beacon Press, 2020
Main Street Rag, 2020
My collaborative poem "99 Lines for 2020," co-written with Denise Duhamel, was featured in the SWWIM Poem-a-Day Series on August 14, 2020. Check it out here.
My lyric essay "Small Doors" is the featured essay for July in Marsh Hawk Press's monthly series, CHAPTER ONE: ON BECOMING A POET. A print anthology including all the essays is forthcoming. Check it out here.
Here's a video of me reading my poem"When I Was Straight" for the FIU MFA faculty reading series:
Check out a reading and interview I did with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives here.
Take a look at my micro-memoir "Yentl," published in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction here.
One of the happiest pieces of news I've received in recent months is that my hybrid-forms project P*R*I*D*E won the inaugural Hunger Mountain Chapbook Prize. It was released during June 2020 (Pride Month!) in a limited-edition volume (with stunning cover designed by Kelly McMahon) to honor the victims of the Pulse shooting by name and likeness.
“This collection of poetic microessays is the hybridity we need right now—lyric & narrative, real & imagined, fierce & tender, in love with the world & critical of it, so much fun & deadly serious. I admire Wade’s range of timbres, the ways this collage makes me feel validated & seen, & how much PRIDE makes me hopeful for a better future.”
—Erin Stalcup, Hunger Mountain Editor
Purchasing info here.
For a short video demonstrating how perfect this book looks, click here.
And after this video inspires you to learn more about the book designer, check out May Day Studio in Montpelier, Vermont.