Forthcoming 2024: Poetry Collection
Published by Press 53
Susan E. Morris of the Independent Review says of Anything That Happens, “the collection leaves me on a low note, hoping for another volume yet to come where Wilder feels she’s earned the redemption she so desperately seeks.” Cooking on Low is that redemption.
Cooking on Low (working title), Cheryl Wilder’s forthcoming poetry collection, is being supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Durham Arts Council, local grants administrator. The project is a companion to Anything That Happens, her first full-length collection centered on a car crash where she was the drunk driver, and her friend in the passenger seat suffered a life-changing brain injury.
Anything That Happens
A Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection
Published by Press 53, 2021
Named Second Finalist in the 2022 Poetry Society of North American Book Award
Received Honorable Mention in the 2022 Brockman-Campbell Book Award
I can’t recall another book that so precisely and relentlessly explores guilt and suffering. These sad, artful poems will stay with you. —Jeff Worley, Poet Laureate of Kentucky
What Binds Us
Published by Finishing Line Press, 2017
In this powerful, heart rendering book, we trace a couple of generations of binding love and honest, mature understanding of its costs as well as its rewards.–Richard Jackson, Award-winning author of many books