William Wenthe

Departent of English
Lubbock, TX 79410

Author's Bio

My books of poems are Words Before Dawn (LSU Press, 2012); Not Till We Are Lost (LSU Press, 2004) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press, 1995, reprint 2003). My poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Open City, Tin House, Poetry Daily; and other journals, anthologies, and websites. My critical essays on the craft of poetry have appeared in The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review. I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, and teach creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.

Publications and Prizes

Birds of Hoboken
(Orchises Press, 1995)
, Not Till We Are Lost
(Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
, Words Before Dawn
(Louisiana State University Press, 2012)
Best Texas Writing I
(Rancho Loco Press, 1998)
, Birds in the Hand
(North Point Press, 2004)
, Pushcart Prize XXV
(Pushcart Press, 2001)
, Pushcart Prize XXVII
(Pushcart Press, 2003)
Georgia Review, Image, Laurel Review, Meridian, Orion, Paris Review, Poetry, Southern Review
Prizes Won: 
Poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Texas Commission on the Arts; other awards include Natalie Ornish Poetry Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Everett Southwest Literary Award, and two Pushcart Prizes.

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Fair Lawn, NJ
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Last updated: Sep 25, 2012