Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Julie Marie Wade! Julie writes about a prose poem that she finds especially inspiring in our current political moment, and sends us her list of “things that don’t suck,” including lightning bugs, nesting dolls, and more—and she wants to read your lists, too!
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Julie Marie Wade is the author of ten collections of poetry and prose, including Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, Small Fires, When I Was Straight, Catechism: A Love Story, and SIX. Her newest collections are Same-Sexy Marriage: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2018) and The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (Wild Patience Books, 2018), co-authored with Denise Duhamel. Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University and reviews regularly for Lambda Literary Review and The Rumpus. She is married to Angie Griffin and lives on Hollywood Beach.