Cheryl Wilder is the author of What Binds Us (Finishing Line Press 2017), a chapbook of poems that explore the frailty and necessity of human connection. Her work appears in Barely South Review, Prime Number Magazine, Verse Daily, Cream City Review, Literary Mama, and Architects + Artisans, among other publications. Her full-length poetry collection is currently with an editor at a notable North Carolina press.
In 2018, Cheryl served as writer-in-residence at SistaWRITE; and in 2019, was granted residency at Sundress Academy for the Arts. A founder and editor of Waterwheel Review, Cheryl earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives near the Haw River in North Carolina, where she gives talks and workshops on art and writing, chairs the Burlington Writers Club student writing contest, and owns a small web development company. She’s a mother of three boys and the wife of one grateful man.