Ingrid Wendt
To a German Painter Who Asked about Poetry’s Open Forms

Ingrid Wendt is the prize-winning author of five books of poems, two anthologies, the book-length teaching guide Starting with Little Things, numerous articles and reviews, and more than 200 poems in literary journals and anthologies. She has taught 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 hundreds of public school classrooms, grades K-12, in the States and abroad. Honors include the Oregon Book Award, the Yellowglen Prize, the Editions Prize, the Carolyn Kizer Award, the D.H. Lawrence Award, and 3 Fulbright professorships to Germany. She also sings second alto with The Motet Singers, a semi-professional women's a cappella ensemble of 12.