Julie Marie Wade’s poetry manuscript SIX has been selected as the winner of the A Room of Her Own (AROHO) Foundation’s To The Lighthouse Prize by final judge C.D. Wright.
Wright wrote, “I chose SIX not in spite of but because of its discursiveness, its willingness to wander through the poem with technique at hand, but also a permit to allow both substantive and ephemeral material to wander into the field of the poem and exit without a conclusive goal in mind. It’s an accumulative project, inclusive, and busy about the business of sifting and sorting through this thing we call life that we carry out in this creation we call a body on this tumultuous blue orb we call earth.”
Wade, an Assistant Professor teaching in the Creative Writing Program at F.I.U. is the author of Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press); Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books) ; Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series; Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Books), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press); and the forthcoming Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016). Her 2010 book Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, was first published in 2010 by Colgate University Press, and has just been reissued by Bywater Books.