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Wendy Vardaman, has a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. Co-editor and webmaster of Verse Wisconsin & its new-hatched fledgling, Cowfeather Press, her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared online and in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Poetry Daily, Poets.org, Your Daily Poem, Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory, Letters to the World, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Mezzo Cammin, Nerve Cowboy, Free Verse, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Women’s Review of Books, Rain Taxi Review, Rattle and Portland Review. She is co-editor of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets' 2013 Wisconsin Poets' Calendar. The author of Obstructed View (Fireweed Press, 2009), she has been nominated for a number of Pushcart Prizes, as well as a Best of the Net Award, and was runner-up in 2004 for the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Lorine Niedecker Award.
She lives in Madison, WI with husband, Thomas DuBois, has three children, and works part-time (& volunteers) for the children’s theater company, The Young Shakespeare Players.
In 2012, she was appointed, with Sarah Busse, co-Poet Laureate of Madison, a volunteer post overseen by the Madison Arts Commission.
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