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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ingrid Wendt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: in Aurora, Illinois


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.

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-- 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