Dr. Wade earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Louisville in 2012 and her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She specializes in memoir, lyric essay, poetry, experimental/hybrid forms, and contemporary queer literature. She regularly teaches CRW 3010: Forms and Practices, CRW 3311: Poetic Techniques, CRW 4930: Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction, and graduate seminars in memoir, lyric essay, and the contemporary creative nonfiction landscape.
“All my classes, both undergraduate and graduate, are anchored by the concepts of exposure and emulation. We read widely within and across genres, exploring diversity of style, form, and subject positions of our authors. Then, we write using class texts as initial templates for our own creative enterprise, gradually erasing the overt connections between published texts and our emulations of them.”