Wendy Cannella


Maine US

Author's Bio

Wendy Cannella’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salamander, Solstice, Rattle, and Rhino, among others. Her essay “Angels and Terrorists” is featured in The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn from Syracuse University Press. She holds a B.F.A. from Emerson College, an M.F.A. from Vermont College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College. She has served as chair for the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Project board of directors, and was named a Maine Literary Award Finalist in 2019 and 2023.

Publications & Prizes

American Journal of Poetry
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Fogged Clarity
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Prizes won: 

Maine Literary Award Finalist 2019, 2023

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elizabeth Bishop, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Natalie Diaz, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Louise Glück, Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, Wallace Stevens
What I'm reading now: 
The Art of the Poetic Line by James Longenbach

More Information

Born in: 
Danbury, CT
Raised in: 
New Jersey
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Last update: Sep 29, 2023