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Jamie Wendt

b. 1987


Jamie Wendt is the author of the poetry collection Fruit of the Earth (Main Street Rag, 2018), which won the 2019 National Federation of Press Women Book Award in Poetry. Her poems and essays have been published in various literary journals and anthologies, including Feminine Rising, Green Mountains Review, Lilith, Jet Fuel Review, the Forward, Third Wednesday, and others. She contributes book reviews to the Jewish Book Council as well as other publications, including Literary Mama and Mom Egg Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She teaches English and lives in Chicago with her husband and two kids.

Current City, State, Country

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Illinois, United States

Published Works

Fruit of the Earth (Main Street Rag, 2018)

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University of Nebraska Omaha (MFA in Creative Writing)
Drake University (Bachelor of Arts in English; Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education)

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