Wilderness Sarchild is an award winning poet and playwright. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Off The Coast Poetry Journal, Dove Tails Literary Journal, Passager Journal, Still Crazy Literary Magazine, Wising Up Press, and Beech Street Review. She is the author of a full length poetry collection, Old Women Talking, published by Passager Books. She is the co-author of Wrinkles, the Musical, a feature length play about women and aging that had its World Premiere to rave reviews at the Cape Cod Theatre Company in 2017 and will continue to appear on stages around the country. She has won awards for her poetry and play writing from Veterans for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago’s Side Project Theatre Company, and the Joe Gouveia WOMR National Poetry competition, judged by Marge Piercy.
Wilderness is also an expressive arts psychotherapist, grandmother of six, and a lay worship leader at her local Unitarian Universalist Church. She is a social justice activist and is a consultant/teacher of skills in conflict resolution, consensus decision making, mediation, and meeting facilitation.
Wilderness lives in a cottage in the woods on Cape Cod, MA with her husband, Chuck Madansky. They are surrounded by wild neighbors that include turkeys, coyote, fox, deer, squirrels, giant snapping turtles, and birds.