Ingrid Wendt

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General Information

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Name: Ingrid Wendt

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: in Aurora, Illinois



Photo Credit: Ralph Salisbury

Illinois Connection

Wendt was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ingrid Wendt is the author of five books of poems, two anthologies, a book-length teaching guide, numerous articles and reviews, and more than 200 individual poems in such magazines and anthologies as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Antioch Review, Northwest Review, Ms., and No More Masks! An Anthology of 20th Century American Women Poets.

She has taught literature and poetry writing for more than 30 years at all educational levels, including the MFA program of Antioch University Los Angeles; at teacher-training institutes throughout the United States and in Germany; and in hundreds of public school classrooms, grades K-12, in Oregon, Washington, Utah, Illinois, Iowa, and overseas.

On October 21, 2006, she received a "Distinguished Achievement Award" from the president of Cornell College, her alma mater. On April 24, 2008, she was inducted into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame, at a banquet in Geneva, Illinois, 20 miles north of her home town of Aurora. Wendt currently resides in Oregon.

Published Works

  • Singing the Mozart Requiem, Far Corner Books, 1987
  • Starting With Little Things: A Guide to Writing Poetry in the Classroom, Oregon Arts Foundation, 1989
  • In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts, The Feminist Press at CUNY, 1995 - written with Elaine Hedges
  • Blow the Candle Out, Pecan Grove Press, 2002
  • The Angle Of Sharpest Ascending, Wordtech Communications, 2004
  • Surgeonfish, Wordtech Communications, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Singing the Mozart Requiem

ISBN: 0932576516
Release Date: 1987-09

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In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts (Women's Lives-Women's Work Series)

ISBN: 0912670622
Release Date: 1993-01-01

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The Angle of Sharpest Ascending

ISBN: 1932339043
Release Date: 2004-02-01

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ISBN: 193345606X
Release Date: 2005-12-01

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Literary Awards

Oregon Book Award

2004 Editions Prize from WordTech Editions

2003 Yellowglen Award from Word Press

Carolyn Kizer Award

Several Pushcart nominations

D.H. Lawrence Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Ingrid Wendt on WorldCat

Ingrid Wendt on Amazon


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