Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Mad Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814255674

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About the Author

Julie Marie Wade was born in Seattle in 1979. She went to school for a very long time. At some point, she knew she wanted to stay in school forever, so she became a professor. Now she teaches poetry, memoir, lyric essay, and hybrid forms at Florida International University in Miami. She is married to Angie Griffin. This is her eleventh book.

Reviews

"For the territory we call the body, I nominate Julie Marie Wade as poet laureate. In prose that shimmers with lyric energy, Wade allows us to see anew our bodies as verbs--constantly changing, constant in change. We are both tethered and untethered to language, and 'eventually, no matter what you say, you are bound to strike blood or bone.'" --Brenda Miller, author of An Earlier Life
"Intelligent and lyrical, the narrative mingles often comic musings on female embodiment with insightful observations about the meaning of love and self-acceptance. A sharp, innovative text." --Kirkus Reviews

"Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing is a white-hot meteor streaking straight to the heart of individual identity." --Danielle Ballantyne, Foreword Reviews

"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." --Phillip Lopate