Wendy Barker's seventh collection of poems is Gloss (St. Julian Press, 2020). Her sixth collection, One Blackbird at a Time (BkMk Press, 2015), won the John Ciardi Prize. Her fifth chapbook is Shimmer (Glass Lyre Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio.