Poetry. POSTAGE DUE is a sometimes ekphrastic, often epistolary scrapbook of poetic artifacts documenting an odd girl's coming of age.
"POSTAGE DUE is a dazzling series of necessary utterances. Wade uses the language of Christianity to section her book, fraught with joy and pain, to explore what we owe and to whom. She employs postcards, letters, and literary and pop culture heroines—most notably Oz's Dorothy—to tell and retell of the dreamlike past. In POSTAGE DUE, you will meet the (post-confessional) young lady who fell from a star."—Denise Duhamel
Author City: MIAMI, FL USA
Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade 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 the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), winner of 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), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; WHEN I WAS STRAIGHT: POEMS (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014); CATECHISM: A LOVE STORY (Noctuary Press, 2016); and SIX: Poems, forthcoming from Red Hen Press and winner of the AROHO To the Lighthouse Prize. A regular book reviewer for The Rumpus and Lambda Literary Review, Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University. She is married to Angie Griffin and lives on Hollywood Beach.
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