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 Poetry, Southern Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Mid-American Review, Boulevard, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. 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.

Website: www.wendybarker.net


Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry