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Track, Poems by Julia Wendell
In these haunting poems about the life of a horsewoman, it is not just the racetrack that is dark, nor that requires surefooted pacing to navigate. Julia Wendell’s distinctive collection is exhilarating and terrifying at once.
Sample Poems by Julia Wendell
Julia Wendell has two full-length collections of poems, An Otherwise Perfect History (Ithaca House, 1988) and Wheeler Lane (Igneus Press, 1998), as well as a chapbook, “Fires at Yellowstone” (Bacchae Press, 1994). She received her BA in English from Cornell University, her MA in English and American Literature from Boston University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, Writer’s Workshop. She was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the literary small press, Galileo Press from 1982 to the present. She has taught at Phoenix Country Day School, Arizona State University, the University of Iowa, Howard Community College and Goucher College. Currently, she owns and runs a horse farm in northern Baltimore County and is a competition Three-Day Event Rider.
Her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, American Poetry Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea, Birmingham Poetry Review. Mid-America Review, The Baltimore Review, Nebraska Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poet Lore, Passages North, Whiskey Island Review, Comstock Review, Southern Indiana Review, Maryland Poetry Review, and elsewhere.