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Wendy Taylor CarlisleWendy Taylor Carlisle is an Arkansan who lived for twenty years in Texas. She is the author of Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008) and Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda Press, 2000). Among the anthologies that include her work areAffirming Flame: Writings By Progressive Texas Poets in the Aftermath of September 11th, (ed. Jennifer Margulies), The Poets Grimm, (eds Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Claudia Carlson), Storyline Press, 2003), Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas (ed. Naomi Shihab Nye, HarperCollins Children's Books, 2004) and Letters to the World (ed. Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, and Lesley Wheeler, Red Hen Press, 2007). Her chapbook, After Happily Ever After, was published as #15 in the 2River Chapbook Series. Her poems have appeared on line at Fringe Magazine, Ghoti Magazine, Salt River Review, 2River View, The Arkansas Literary Forum, Unlikely Stories, StorySouth and others and in print in CiderPress Review, Cardinalis, Windhover, Borderlands, Ekphrasis and others. She has won The Bernice Blackgrove Award for Excellence, The Lipscomb Award from Centenary College, a Passager Poetry Contest Award, and has been eleven times nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Web..

Wendy Taylor Carlisle's chapbook, Persephone on the Metro, is now available from MadHat Press.


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