Julie Marie Wade is the author of ten volumes of poetry and prose as well as the forthcoming lyric essay collection, Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (The Ohio State University Press, 2020). A recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, she teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University and reviews regularly for Lambda Literary Review and The Rumpus. Julie is married to Angie Griffin and lives on Hollywood Beach.
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"These smart, language-rich, self-knowing essays manage a beautiful balance of the comic and the rueful. Whether affirming or rebutting the notion that "anatomy is destiny,' they fulfill our contemporary longing for an embodied literature."
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