Wendy Barker

Barker Wendy

Wendy Barker’s sixth collection of poems, One Blackbird at a Time (BkMk Press, 2015), won the John Ciardi Prize. Her fourth chapbook is From the Moon, Earth is Blue (Wings Press, 2015). With Dave Parsons, she coedited Far Out: Poems of the 60s (Wings Press, 2016). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013. She teaches at UT–San Antonio.

  • LITTLE PIECES OF STRING TOO SMALL TO BE USED | INCEST | HER LISTS | BIRD SONGS

    Granny's label on a box in her attic.
  • ON THE RMS QUEEN MARY | LATENT IMAGE

    I'm exploring the decks, the ship docked in Long Beach since '67. Same liner Mom sailed in '39 from England to
  • SUNDAY LUNCH AT MOM’S COUSIN DINNIE’S: JUNE 1969 | “ELEGANT,” SHE SAID

    I hadn't yet recovered from a concussive first year teaching ninth-grade English