The Farm Wife's Almanac
"'Iva's tongue was honey-sweet and stung like a bee,'
the poet writes, an apt description of Wagner's own
poetic gifts, on full display in The Farm Wife's Almanac.
Rich in pathos and humor, this is a collection that
embodies the culture from which it was birthed, a true
celebration of living close to the land.'"
Todd Davis, Author, Native Species and Winterkill
Shari Wagner is the former Indiana Poet Laureate 2016-2017 and the author of three books of poems: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana, Evening Chore, and The Farm Wife's Almanac. Her poetry has appeared in The Writers Almanac, American Life in Poetry, North American Review, Shenandoah, The Christian Century, Indiana Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Wabash Watershed, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.
Wagner has been awarded two Creative Renewal Fellowships from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, as well as grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. She lives in Central Indiana and teaches poetry and memoir writing for the Indiana Writers Center and literature for Religion, Spirituality and the Arts , a program of the IUPUI Humanities and the Arts Institute. Starting Fall of 2019
she will be teaching poetry writing for Bethany Seminary's graduate program in theopoetics and writing.
Cover painting: "Full Moon Winter Haiku"
by John J Domont