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Monica Wendel

3 Poems

In Berlin I said, look, this city was bombed and separated with walls and put back together and here we are, now, we should find the neighborhood in East Berlin where my grandmother lived with a doctor’s family, hiding, learning how to give injections, the place where she decided not to go to Moscow and become a doctor, the only choice she regrets...

Monica Wendel

Monica Wendel is the author of No Apocalypse, which was the winner of the Georgetown Review manuscript prize and published by the press in 2013. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Call it a Window (Midwest Writing Center, 2012) and Pioneer (Thrush Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Rattle, and other journals, and is forthcoming in Ploughshares. She was the Spring 2013 writer in residence at the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando Florida, and is currently assistant professor of composition and creative writing at St. Thomas Aquinas College.