Oxford American 81

Read Wendy's essay "Strange Beads" in the Oxford American 81.



Wendy's essay, "I Love You in Twelve Languages," appears in the anthology Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts (2009).



Wendy Brenner

associate professor
Kenan Hall 1223 | 910.962.3782 | brennerw@uncw.edu

Wendy Brenner



MFA, University of Florida 1991
BA, Oberlin College 1987



 Phone Calls from the DeadLarge Animals in Everyday Life














  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • Flannery O'Connor Award
  • North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship
  • UNCW Graduate Mentor Award
  • Henfield Award
  • AWP Intro Award

On Teaching

It is my goal in writing workshops to lead students into "battle with the inexpressible," or facilitate that battle, should students already find themselves on the front lines. I am especially interested in those moments in any story, fiction or nonfiction, that feel most immediate, urgent, unforgettable, inevitable, and alive—I want to know why and how they work.

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