Wendy Vardaman, Madison, WI, has a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory, Letters to the World, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Nerve Cowboy, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Women’s Review of Books, Rain Taxi Review, Rattle, and Portland Review. Her work has received several Pushcart Prize nominations and was runner-up in 2004 for the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Lorine Niedecker Award. A former university English teacher, she works for the children’s theater company, The Young Shakespeare Players. Beginning in 2009 she will co-edit with Sarah Busse Wisconsin’s only all-poetry journal, Free Verse. Her first collection of poetry, Obstructed View (Fireweed Press), is forthcoming in 2009.
Poetry on qarrtsiluni: en.wordpress.com/tag/wendy-vardaman/
Interview with Iranian poet, Farrideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi: eclectica.org/v13n1/vardaman.html
Review of Modern Life, by Matthea Harvey: raintaxi.com/online/2008summer/harvey.shtml