Doris Teresa Wight (Doris T. Wight)


Baraboo, WI 53913-2109

Author's Bio

My works appear under Doris Teresa Wight, Doris T. Wight or Doris Wight.
Have published 400+ poems in 150+ publications, with a chapbook "Bird Wings" (not subsidy) containing 50 lyrics on various birds. Latest poem published (11/6/12) is "Election Emotions" (on being on the losing side the day after) in Wisconsin State Journal, Florida Sun Sentinel, Baraboo News Republic, etc. Poems in literary magazines, mainstream, children's, including Yale Review of Law and Feminism, Christian Science Monitor, Lilith, Huron Review, etc. (Have also unpublished poetry collections: "Who Hides Here?" has poems with clues, reader to try to guess to whom poem refers; "The Maturing of Adam and Eve" on marriage; "The Word is a Bird" 150 poems on birds, "Four Lost Lovers" semi-narrative poems; and rhymed illustrated children's books "Pretty Me," "Why Am I Myself?")
Fiction in Mississippi Valley Rev., Nocturnal Lyric, Macfadden Women's Media (3 stories); sold story "Hans Nurnberg's Head" to Penthouse Magazine but true, newspaper-documented horror tale was not published, rights returned to me. (Have unpublished novels:"Through Annie's Eyes" on tiny Midwestern child in the Great Depression; "Campus Fairy Tale," "Sister Laura and Father Tim," "Criminal Love" young adult novel on bullying, "Being Dori." Also unpublishd short stories and story collections: "Tales of the Damned," "We Were 20th Century Women" with women through the decades showing change in women's status.)
Nonfiction in Milwaukee Journal Mag.; book "Seeking Promethean Woman in the New Poetry" was published by American University Studies and I have published 21 scholarly articles on Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Borges, etc. (Have an unpublished essay collection "Ma Had a Baby Girl.")
Publication pending in 2013 on 150+ page book of dialogues on grammar and rhetoric "Hey Guys, It's English" Rock Publishing (competition for Strunk & White!).
Taught creative writing, comparative literature and English composition at UW-Madison, UW-Baraboo, Madison College. Tutored and taught at a federal prison. Have a PhD in comp. lit., UW-Madison, studying experimental poems of 20' s& 30's.
Gave readings, read my works at conferences, gave poetry workshops, judged many poetry contests, edited for Cliffs Notes.
Personal note: Was caretaker for mate for the last few years but have lost him now and am returning to writing, hoping to publish many of my works. Would appreciate help of a good agent as I do not have one presently.

Publications & Prizes

Seeking Promethean Woman in the New Poetry (Peter Lang Publishing, 1988)
Bird Wings (Wayside Press, 1975)
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Dekalb Literary Arts Journal
Illinois Quarterly
Lake Superior Review
Language & Style
Midwest Poetry Review
Mississippi Valley Review
New York Culture Review
South & West
Voices International
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Yale Journal of Law & Feminism
Prizes won: 

State of Wisconsin's Governor's Special Award; Special Honorable Mention for nonfiction in New Millennium Writings Finalist in New Century Writer Awards Contest; honorable mention in Encore Magazine Contest; honorable mention in Kentucky State Poetry Society Content religious poem category; 1st prize in KSPS Contest potpourri category; 1st prize in KSPS Contest light verse; 2nd prize in KSPS Contest love category; honorable mention in KSPS Contest contemporary poetry;honorable mention in American Mosaic Contest historical poem category; won 3rd place in general category, honorable mention in humor category and honorable mention in "why" category of Midwest Federation of Chaparral poets; cited in Cyclo Flame; included in Spring edition of British "Who's Who in Poetry"; won "Best Traditional Form" in dramatic monolog Contest of Hyacinth and Biscuits; Grace Hines Narrative Poetry Award, Amelia Magazine.

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Harvey, IL
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Last update: Nov 25, 2012