Sidney Wade

Political outrage rustles the high grasses of these ingenious, boisterous poems, alternately set in the lush ecologies of the Florida panhandle and the Aegean coast.
Throughout Stroke, Wade displays a fascination for language as a living and growing thing with an unprecedented capacity for mischief and coercion. This collection represents an increasingly rare accomplishment: a poetry that is at once high-spirited and deadly serious.

“Sidney Wade's imagination is as powerful as any American poet's since Wallace Stevens.”
—Jordan Davis, Slate

“[In] this luminous little book. . .Wade offers elegant, backlit poems that float like bubbles but are more substantial.”
—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

Sidney Wade is the author of seven books, including Straits & Narrows. Her poems  and translations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a Professor of English at the University of Florida, and lives in Gainesville.

Paperback / $14.00 (Can $14.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-337-2 / 74 pages / Poetry