Ms. Wendy Barker

Texas, United States



Wendy Barker’s fifth poetry collection is Nothing Between Us, a novel in prose poems (Del Sol Press, 2009), and her third chapbook is Things of the Weather (Pudding House, 2009). Other books include Poems’ Progress (Absey & Co., 2002), a selection of poems accompanied by drafts and personal essays meditating on the process of writing. Her translations (with Saranindranath Tagore) from the Bengali of India’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems (George Braziller, 2001), received the Sourette Diehl Fraser Award for Translation from the Texas Institute of Letters. Barker’s poems have appeared widely, in anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013, and in journals such as  Poetry, Southern Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Mid-American Review, Boulevard, Southern Poetry Review, . Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she is Poet-in-Residence and the Pearl LeWinn Endowed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is married to the critic and biographer Steven G. Kellman.



  • Nothing Between Us: The Berkeley Years , Del Sol Press (2009)


  • NEA, Rockefeller fellowships

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry