Connie Wanek

b. 1952
Connie Wanek

Connie Wanek was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended New Mexico State University. She began publishing poetry later in life; her first book of poems, Bonfire, was released in 1997. Until then, she worked in her home of Duluth, Minnesota as a librarian and restorer of houses. Her poetry contains powerful images that often deal with nature and natural order. In her poem “Hartley Field,” Wanek uses a strong pictorial sense of nature to meditate on a relationship with a loved one and their relationship to the surrounding landscape.

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion