Barbara Wuest

Barbara Wuest

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Barbara Wuest graduated from the University of California at Irvine MFA Creative Writing Program in Poetry in l986. While at Irvine, she received an Academy of American Poets Student Award for her poem “To My Brother in Hunting Season.” She won third place in the Billee Murray Denny Poetry Contest for her poem “Rubber Capital of the World.” She received an MA in Practical Theology at the University of San Diego in 1993. She and her husband moved to Wisconsin where she taught Writing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She later taught English and Creative Writing at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. She also directed the Creative Writing Program there. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals such as The Cape Rock, Wind Literary Journal, Western Ohio Journal, Laurel Review, The Paris Review, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Dogwood, CrossCurrents, Oberon, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Wisconsin Academy Review and others. She is a poetry editor for the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) Journal. Her chapbook, Among Others, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She currently live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Spring 2015 Issue


Farthest was the horizon, then the Lake, Lakeshore Drive, closer still the zoo, its camels wandering inside the fence, then the steamed-up glass of the conservatory, and closer still, the windows of the suite on the 16th floor where two lie together….

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