Wendy grew up in Denver, Colorado. She was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Her first book-length collection, Western Motel, was published by WordTech Communications/Turning Point in April 2012. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Wendy’s chapbook, Drive-Ins, Gas Stations, the Bright Motels, was published by Pudding House in 2007. It was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Wendy is a poetry editor for Sanctuary, the journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and edits poetry manuscripts and educational materials for nonprofit organizations.
Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Blood Orange Review, Cider Press Review, Ibbetson Street, Meatpaper, Mid-American Review, Nimrod (semi-finalist, 2006 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize), Off the Coast, Peregrine, Poetry East, Salamander, Prairie Schooner, Tar River Poetry, Umbrella: A Journal of Poetry and Kindred Prose, and other journals. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily, WBUR’s Cognescenti, and in the anthologies Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust and Burning Bright: Passager Celebrates 21 Years. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is a poetry editor for Sanctuary, the magazine of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.