Cheryl Wilder is a poet, writer, and web designer.
She is the author of the chapbook, What Binds Us, which made the short list for the New Women’s Voices series at Finishing Line Press. She’s also authored journal and magazine publications. Take a look at the poetry and nonficton pages for a taste of her work.
Cheryl’s writing concentrates on the various ways in which we build self through relationship —to others, things, and place. She’s particularly interested in the cultivation of emotional resilience, and its connection to personal responsibility.
Cheryl is also passionate about architecture and poetry, and how the two arts inform one another in meaningful ways. Cheryl received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts while working in the architecture office of Ligon Flynn AIA. Her work with Ligon included researching the history of architectural space in order to create a framework for his modern architecture philosophy. Ligon believed architecture should focus on how space influences occupants.
The intense study of architectural space, and how people inhabit that space, alongside the deep study of poetics—the literal making of a poem—shaped Cheryl’s writing practice and style. She wants to be inside a poem like she’s inside a home, therefore she constantly questions what it means to have a house.