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Wendy McVicker

Wendy McVicker is poet laureate of Athens, OH, and was for many years an Ohio Arts Council teaching artist. Her work has appeared in numerous journals in print and online, including Still: the Journal, Pudding Magazine, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, and Sheila-Na-Gig; and in anthologies, including A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford; Women Speak; and most recently The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation.…Read More

Wendy McVicker is poet laureate of Athens, OH, and was for many years an Ohio Arts Council teaching artist. Her work has appeared in numerous journals in print and online, including Still: the Journal, Pudding Magazine, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, and Sheila-Na-Gig; and in anthologies, including A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford; Women Speak; and most recently The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation. Her chapbooks are the dancer’s notes (Finishing Line Press, 2015), the art collaboration Sliced Dark (2019) and Zero, a Door (Orchard Street Press, 2021). She has collaborated with musicians, dancers, and visual artists, and sometimes performs with instrumentalist Emily Prince, under the name another language altogether. Her sons having grown and flown, she lives in Athens with her husband and a Hemingway cat named Dora.