My third lyric essay collection, Catechism: A Love Story, released on March 25, 2016!  (click cover to order)

Available for pre-order from SPD!

"CATECHISM: A LOVE STORY is a gorgeous collection of poetic essays on reading, loving, and, most delightfully, reading love between the lines. Julie Marie Wade's prose refuses tradition and convention, the expected beginnings and endings, preferring instead to investigate the gray unknowns of ritual and sacrament in life, reading, and love. She writes, 'Now the pages are scribbled with the Possible.' Hers is a daring and true way to not only write but to live."      
                                                                                                   —Jenny Boully

Upcoming Readings:
The Lucia Getsi Reading Series, Illinois State University
Spoon River Poetry Review
Thursday, April 21st, 7 PM
Ewing Manor, Bloomington, Illinois
Reception to follow; Free and open to the public

Featured readers: Joanne Diaz, Roger Reeves, Julie Marie Wade