The Wabash Watershed is pleased to feature the gorgeous photographs of Indiana resident, Shari Wagner.
Shari Wagner grew up near Griffin Ditch, a creek that winds through Wells County and feeds the Wabash River. She took the photographs featured on this website while visiting the waterways, historical sites, and nature preserves explored in her new book, The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana (Bottom Dog Press, 2013). Shari is also the author of Evening Chore (Cascadia, 2005), co-writer of her father’s memoir of Somalia, A Hundred Camels (Cascadia, 2009), and editor of Returning: Stories from the Indianapolis Senior Center (INwords, 2012). Her poems and non-fiction have appeared in North American Review, The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, Shenandoah, The Christian Century, Indiana Review, Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading, and (forthcoming) Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. She was co-winner of Shenandoah’s The Carter Prize for the Essay (2009) and the recipient of two Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowships, as well as nine grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. She graduated from Goshen College, received an MFA at Indiana University (Bloomington), and currently lives north of Indianapolis, in Westfield. She teaches for the Indiana Writers Center and enjoys hiking with her husband, Chuck, who is also a poet, and with their two daughters.
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