Julie Marie Wade is the author of four collections of poetry, including When I Was Straight, and four collections of lyric nonfiction, including Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures. She has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir. She teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami. Her latest collection of essays is Catechism: A Love Story (SPD Books). Jenny Boully writes, “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.