Oliver Bendorf is the author of The Spectral Wilderness, selected by Mark Doty for the 2013 Wick Poetry Prize and forthcoming from The Kent State University Press. His poetry and comics have been published in or are forthcoming from Blackbird, Indiana Review, jubilat, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere, and anthologized in Best New Poets. He has received poetry fellowships from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lambda Literary Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center.
He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he recently earned an MFA and is now working toward an MLIS. He believes in kindness and the National Parks.