Jamie Wendt


Chicago, IL

Author's Bio

Jamie Wendt is the author of Fruit of the Earth, a poetry collection published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, which was a winner of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women Award. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with an MFA in Creative Writing, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Drake University. Her poetry has been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Feminine Rising, Lilith, Raleigh Review, Mom Egg Review, Third Wednesday, and Saranac Review. Her essays and book reviews have been published in Green Mountains Review, the ForwardLiterary Mama, and others. Wendt teaches high school English and lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.

Publications & Prizes

Fruit of the Earth (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2018)
Prizes won: 

Winner of 2019 Illinois Women’s Press Association Book Award in Poetry for Fruit of the Earth; 2019 National Federation of Press Women Award in Poetry for Fruit of the Earth; 2020 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, Honorable Mention, for the poem “Sadelle Freeman, 1941”

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Last update: Jul 02, 2020