INGRID RUTHIG is a writer, poet, editor, visual artist, and once-practising architect, whose poetry collection, This Being (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), won the League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her writing has appeared widely, in publications such as The Best Canadian Poetry, Am, Be: The Poetry of Wayne Clifford, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Cordite (AUS), Magma (UK), Books in Canada, National Post, CNQ, and many others. Her books also include Slipstream (2011), Synesthete II (chapbook, 2005), David Helwig: Essays on His Works (2018), The Essential Anne Wilkinson (2014), and Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (2011). Her award-winning visual works are held in public and private collections, have been shown in galleries, and her extensive project, Re|Visions, was first exhibited in 2017. A 2018 Hawthornden Fellow, Ingrid lives near Toronto.
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Ingrid’s poetry, fiction, interviews, book reviews, essays, and work as an editor, designer, and visual artist have appeared across Canada, internationally, and in translation, in numerous publications including Resisting Canada (Véhicule Press, Nyla Matuk, editor), Am, Be: The Poetry of Wayne Clifford (Frog Hollow Press, Shane Neilson, editor), The Malahat Review, The Antigonish Review, Descant, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Prism, Magma (UK), Cordite (AUS), Books in Canada, CNQ Canadian Notes & Queries, Maisonneuve, Quill & Quire, National Post, and in anthologies such as The Best Canadian Poetry. For several years she was a co-editor/-publisher of the literary journal Lichen, and later, was an associate editor at Northern Poetry Review.
In 2017 she won the League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for This Being. She has also been awarded a 2018 UK Hawthornden Fellowship, a 2005 Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the 2005 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Competition, grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, and her poems have been featured by the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Over the years, Ingrid has hosted literary events; appeared on radio & television; and read at numerous festivals, series, and Canada House in London, England. Her highly regarded textworks, a visual-art fusion of word and image, are part of public and private collections, have been featured online, on book covers, and in galleries and other public spaces. Her extensive project, Re|Visions, was first exhibited in 2017.
Ingrid’s books include This Being (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2016); Slipstream (ARKITEXWERKS & Soper Creek Chapbook Studio, 2011); Synesthete II (LittlefishcartPress, 2005); David Helwig: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2018); The Essential Anne Wilkinson (Porcupine’s Quill, 2014); and Richard Outram, Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2011). Her artist’s books are housed at Library and Archives Canada, New York’s Brooklyn Art Library, and the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. She is currently at work on her next collection of poems, as well as editing a volume of selected poems by the late Canadian poet Elizabeth Brewster, forthcoming in 2021.