Rex Wilder

Rex Wilder is the author of Red Hen Press’s Waking Bodies and Boomerangs in the Living Room and OPEN LATE, New and Collected Poems from Chatwin Books. Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins says: “In Rex Wilder’s poetry, the tired English of everyday use comes back to us refreshed and full of its original surprise. In a world glutted with poetry, that Wilder has found a new way to say the old things is a notable achievement.” He created a new poetic form with Richard Wilbur called the Boomerang, four of which appear in “Wide Awake, Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond,” named one of Los Angeles Times Book Critic David Ulin’s “Top Ten Books of the Year.” Critic Stephanie Burt has characterized Wilder’s poetry as “…’haunting’ and ‘charming,’ a cross between Ashbery and Wordsworth.” He lives in Venice, California.