Ingrid Wendt--Poet/Teacher/Editor

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1. Poetry
"These poems, full of feeling, reward the reader with their musicality and wit. ... The first and last poems are capstones of a rich collection. -- Maxine Kumin
"There is such a bounty of startling grace and wisdom in Ingrid Wendt's new book, that the reader can only be stunned by, and grateful for, this abundance." --Maurya Simon
"These poems, shaped by tender and exacting labor, have the heft of hewn stone and the lift of blown glass."
-Marilyn Krysl
"This is wonderful poetry--moving and unforgettable.
-Janet McCann
"Ingrid Wendt has a powerful, womanly feel for the intertwinings of love, pleasure, grief."
-Alicia Ostriker
Selected by William Stafford for the New Poets of America Series, BOA Editions
2. Magazine Articles
Read Ingrid Wendt's article published in the March, 2011, online newsletter of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
3. Teaching guide
Now in its 5th printing, this teaching guide for grades K-college has been adopted by teachers and school districts nationwide and abroad.
4. Anthology/Textbook
“An important contribution to the resurrection of the lost history of women in the arts.”
-Publishers Weekly
5. Anthology
“... confirms Oregon’s place as a powerful outpost in Northwest literature.”
-Paul Pintarich, The Oregonian


In the 2003-2004 academic year:

Midwest Literary Festival, Aurora, Illinois, reading and poetry workshop (9/​2003)

Keynote address, Utah Council of Teachers of English (10/​2003)

Poetry readings: Salt Lake City Reading Series, Weber State University, Utah State Univ., Copper Hills High School, Ogden High School (10/​03)

Presentation/​Reading – William Stafford Memorial
Reading, Salem, Oregon (01/​04)

Poetry residency, LaConner public schools, Washington (03/​2004)

Keynote address, Northwest Inland Writing Project, Spokane, Washington (03/​2004)

Poetry residency, Elementary Schools, Oswego, Illinois (March 2004)

Poetry reading and class visit: Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois (March 2004)

Poetry reading: At One Poetry Series,Port Townsend, Washington (April 2004)

Poetry reading, Art Gone Wild Gallery, Stayton, OR (May 2004)

Skagit River Poetry Festival, LaConner, WA. Readings and panels (May 2004)

Seminar/​retreat on Creative Writing in the Classroom: Tutzing, Germany. (May/​June 2004) Sponsored by the University of Freiburg and the United States Fulbright Commission

Five-week Poetry residency, University of Freiburg, Germany. Sponsored by the University and the United States Fulbright Commission (June/​July 2004)

In the 2004-2005 Academic Year:

4-5 October, 2004: Poetry reading, meeting classes at Bentley College, Massachusetts.

6 October, 2004: Poetry reading, Loomis Chaffee School, East Windsor,CT

12 Ocober, 2004: Poetry reading, Connecticut College, New London, CT

14 October, 2004: Poetry reading, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

18-19, October, 2004: meeting classes at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

20 October, 2004: Poetry reading, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 7:30 p.m.

22 October, 2004: Poetry reading with Marilyn Taylor,
Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI, 7:00 p.m.

25- 29 October, 2004: Poetry residency, Old Post Elementary School, Oswego, Illinois

1-5 November, 2004: Poetry residency, Greenman Elementary School, Aurora, Illinois

10 February, 2005: Poetry reading with Ralph Salisbury, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

27 February 2005: Prose essay ("Noodles and Sauce") reading with Maia Rossini, editor of Mamaphonic, a collection of essays on creativity and motherhood. Tsunami Books, Eugene, Oregon.

18 March 2005: Poetry reading, "The Country Within the Body," and writing workshop, "Off in the Left-Hand Corner: Writing Poems of Place", at the NCTE Northwest Regional Conference 2005: "Core of Discovery," Lewis-Clark College, Lewiston, Idaho.

1 April - 21 May, 2005: Poetry residency, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, University of Freiburg, Germany. Sponsored by the University and the United States and German Fulbright Commissions.

In the 2005-2006 Academic Year:

Poetry Workshop for the Oregon Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project), Eugene, OR (July 9, 2005)

Poetry Residency, Greenman Elementary School, Aurora, IL (Sept. 13-16, 2005)

Keynote address: "Poetry in an Age of Anxiety," Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Grants Pass, OR (Oct. 14, 2005)

Reading: Southern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR (November 4, 2005)

Reading: University of Oregon: Browsing Room, Knight Library (November 21, 2005)

Reading: Art Gone Wild Gallery, Stayton, Oregon, with Stephanie Van Horn (January 8, 2006)

Judge: Oregon State Poetry Association contest (March 2006)

Presentation of award at OSPA Spring conference, Portland, Oregon (April 8, 2006)

Reading: Looking Glass Books, with Ralph Salisbury, Portland, Oregon (April 24, 2006)

7-8 July 2006
Foothill Writers' Conference, Los Altos Hills, CA
Poetry manuscript workshop; Workshop titled "Poetry Models as Prompts"; Workshop titled "Self Portraits in Poetry"; Reading

In the 2006-2007 academic year:

5 October 2006, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading (with Ralph Salisbury)
Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Contact Dan Hipp: dhipp@​

10 October 2006, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading (with Ralph Salisbury)
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Illini Union Bookstore, 809 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL
Contact Michael Madonick

11 October 2006, 12:00-1:30 pm
The Spirit of the Writer:
Poetry Reading & Discussion (with Ralph Salisbury)
SRC 2800, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Contact Tom Montgomery-Fate: montgome@​

14 October 2006, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Featured Workshop: "Poems You Didn't Know You Could Write,"
Fall meeting of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE)
Hotel Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois

16 October 2006, 2:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading (with Ralph Salisbury)
Lecture Recital Hall, East Peoria Campus,
Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois.
Contact James Sullivan: jsullivan@​

18 October 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading (with Ralph Salisbury)
Wyckoff Room of Cullom-Davis Library
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Contact Kevin Stein: kstein@​

21 October 2006, 10 a.m., King Chapel, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Receiving the "Distinguished Achievement Award" from the college president and alumni association.

21 October 2006, 11 a.m., King Chapel
Poetry Reading, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

2 November 2006, 5:30 p.m., University of Nevada, Reno . Poetry Reading, with Ralph Salisbury. Sheppard Gallery of the Church Fine Arts Building. For more information contact Gailmarie Pahmeier: pahmeier@​

3 November 2006, 4-6 p.m., Prim Library, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada. With Ralph Salisbury. For more information, call 775-831-1314, ext. 7425

10 February 2007, 2-3 p.m., Poetry Reading, Newport Public Library, with Ralph Salisbury. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon. (541) 265-2153. Free.

18-23 February 2007, Writer in Residence, Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC), Minneapolis/​St. Paul, Minnesota.

20 February 2007, 7:30 p.m., Augsburg College. Poetry Reading with Ralph Salisbury, Lindell Library 301, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For information: 612-330-1009. Free and open to the public.