IMG_0369Wendy Drexler is a poet living in Belmont, Massachusetts. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by Iris Press in April 2017. She is the author of Western Motel (Turning Point, 2012), and a chapbook, Drive-ins, Gas Stations, the Bright Motels (Pudding House, 2007), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Ibbetson Street, J Journal, Nimrod, Off the Coast, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, The Maine Review, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, The Worcester Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals; featured on Verse Daily and WBUR’s Cognoscenti; 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, Wendy grew up Denver, Colorado, and now lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with her husband. She is a free-lance editor and has been a poetry editor for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 2016 she co-authored her first children’s book, Buzz, Ruby, and Their City Chicks. In January, 2018, she completed certification training through Mass Poetry and Lesley University to become a poet in residence in the Boston public schools.


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