Wendy S. Walters, assistant professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts has been named a 2011-2012 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow in poetry. The $7000 unrestricted-use grant is intended to support emerging artists like Walters during critical stages in their careers.,
Wendy is the author of Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (2009) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (2005). Her poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from Breadloaf, MacDowell, Cave Canem and Yaddo, and her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, HOW2, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and the Yalobusha Review, among several others. She has been a nominee for the Essay Prize and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in Bookforum, Iowa Review, Coldfront, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine.