Unlikely Stories Presents

WENDY CARLISLE can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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In the works of Wendy Carlisle one will find much mechanical imagery: humans as pistons and roller coasters, as car keys, as the victims of automobile wrecks. Her poems reflect on the passions and powers of humans, while always spotlighting our limitations, frequently focusing on the ends that we eventually meet.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in East Texas with her husband, three cats and a very large Rottweiler. She has published both in print and on-line at sites like Riding the Meridian, Poetry Magazine.com, Conspire, The Astrophysist's Tango Partner Speaks, A Writer's Choice Literary Journal, 2River, Tinturn Abbey, Sarasvatzine, The Salt River Review, Mystic River Review, Gravity, Zuzu's Petals, and The Texas Observer. Her book, Reading Berryman to the Dog, is availible at the Unlikely Stories bookstore. You can e-mail her at carlisle@vidnet.net, or read the interview she gave for Unlikely Stories.

Wendy's works here at Unlikely Stories are:

Love for the Undead
How to Travel
American Air
Speaking in Tongues
Teeth More Importantly White
How You Know

American Air first appeared in The Pedestal in a different form.

July 1999 - July 2000:
In California
Some Questions Raised by Observing the Church of the Firstborn Sign On Highway 99 S.
Colonel Tom Parker at the Pearly Gates
Baton Rouge

Wolf appeared first in Maverick where it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It also appeared in Athens Avenue: A Collection of Poetry, from Funky Dog Publishing.

July 1998 - July 1999:
Dog Days
How Could Norma Jean
Lost and Found
Notes on the Hereafter
'47 Chevy
Keeping up with the Dead

Dog Days has previously appeared in Conspire, in a different form.