PORTLAND, OR — Atelier26 Books is excited to announce the acquisition of Sidney Wade’s glorious new volume of poetry Bird Book. Dedicated to the unearthly wonders of winged creatures, rich with sublime and playful verse in praise of all things avian, Wade’s exquisite poems are sure to draw both poetry lovers to birding, and naturalists to poetry.
“Bird Book is marvelously alive and inviting, and will inspire and delight general readers, poetry enthusiasts, and avid birders or naturalists,” said Atelier26 publisher M. Allen Cunningham. “Ms. Wade’s bird poems are formally elegant and yet brilliantly vivid and accessible, and they show a keen sensitivity to the mysteries and intricacies of the animal world. This is a treasure of a book, and I’m so honored that Atelier26 has the opportunity to present it to readers.”
Sidney Wade’s poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry Magazine, and many other publications. She is the author of six volumes of poems: Straits & Narrows, Stroke, Celestial Bodies, Empty Sleeves, Green, and From Istanbul. She attended the University of Vermont, earning a BA in philosophy and an MEd in Counseling, received a PhD in English from the University of Houston, and has served as president of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). A Fulbright scholar and translator, Wade is a professor emerita at the University of Florida where she taught creative writing and was poetry editor for the UF literary journal Subtropics.
Publication is planned for late 2017 or early 2018 and will include an illustrated limited-edition hardcover, an illustrated trade paperback, and an enhanced e-book version with bird audio.
Atelier26 Books are distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group/Small Press United, and available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor. Founded in 2011, Atelier26 exists to demonstrate the powers and possibilities of literature through beautifully designed and expressive books that get people listening, talking, and exchanging ideas.
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