Sidney Wade is a poet, translator, and professor residing in Gainesville, Florida. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Houston, an MEd in counseling from the University of Vermont, and a BA in philosophy from the University of Vermont. 

Wade’s work is known for its elegant wordplay and interest in beauty and the sublime.
— Poetry Foundation Bio
Sidney Wade’s imagination is as powerful as any American poet’s since Wallace Stevens.
— Jordan Davis, Slate


November 2017

--Sidney will read from her Bird Book at Third House Books & Coffee, 113 North Main St, in Gainesville on Friday, November 10, at 7pm. 



February, 2017

—Sidney's newest volume of poetry, Bird Book, will be published by Atelier26 Books in January 2018. See the press release here.

       "Supple and airy as their subjects, and as durable and colorful too, SidneyWade's poems in Bird Book  remind us of the sonic closeness of the words "bird" and "bard." These are poems of wit, surprise, elegance, joy, and a sense of the marvelous. They take flight."

                 ---Mark Jarman, author of The Heronry 

       "The quick, closely observed poems in Sidney Wade's beguiling Bird Book move from page to page like their subjects--in flight, on air, a murmuration sweeping across the horizon. Curl up with this lovely book, or better still, take it out to the woods and the crowded skies and let it be your field guide."

                 ---William Souder, author of Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, Pulitzer Prize finalist


---Sidney and Efe Murad's translations in Silent Stones: Selected Poems of Melih Cevdet Anday will be published by Talisman House in April 2017.

—Sidney will once again participate on the faculty of the Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2017,  July 18-30.

—Sidney's poem "Life, Still" will appear in the anthology Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, due October 2016 from Rose O'Neill Literary House. See the press release here.

July 1, 2016

Welcome to Sidney Wade's new website. Here you will find featured poems by the poet, links to purchase her books, and, perhaps most importantly, a beautiful gallery of photos taken during birding expeditions. 

Check back often for news of publications and readings.