Ingrid Ruthig


Ingrid Ruthig (photo: Iwona Dufaj)
Ingrid Ruthig
(photo: Iwona Dufaj)

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Craft: Writer, Editor, Poet

Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction (i.e. literary criticism, book reviews, essays, and interviews)

Bio:  INGRID RUTHIG is the author of THIS BEING (published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside), which won the League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut book of poetry. Her work has appeared widely in publications across Canada and abroad, including THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY (Tightrope Books, 2012), “The Malahat Review”, “The New Quarterly”, “Cordite” (AUS), “Magma” (UK), “National Post”, and many others. She is also the author of the poem sequence/artist’s bookwork SLIPSTREAM, the chapbook SYNESTHETE II, and the editor of THE ESSENTIAL ANNE WILKINSON, RICHARD OUTRAM: ESSAYS ON HIS WORKS, and DAVID HELWIG: ESSAYS ON HIS WORKS (forthcoming in 2018).

THIS BEING   

WINNER OF THE 2017 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD

This Being“In this, her debut collection, Ingrid Ruthig records the ebb and flow of individual life through time, landscape, and our collective existence. How we connect with the past, where we are now, and despite our inherent separateness, our personal convergences – these are what lay ahead on this journey. Ruthig also explores our need to create, to build a deeper sense of self, of belonging: questioning, observing, then striving to respond. Her voice is confident, concentrated, wry. This is a book of poems about the dynamic of being, and our shifting perception of who we are from one moment to the next.” — Fitzhenry & Whiteside (April, 2016)

THE ESSENTIAL ANNE WILKINSON

The Essential Anne Wilkinson selected by Ingrid Ruthig

Selected and introduced by Ingrid Ruthig

“Anne Wilkinson’s poetic career emerged during a time of few Canadian poets—and even fewer who were women. The Essential Anne Wilkinson showcases the work of her abbreviated but meaningful career, with poems that range from intellectual and symbolic lyrics, to direct, incisive satire… [and] gives voice to a highly regarded but oft-forgotten poet, who introduced a unique female perspective to the Canadian modernist movement.” — Porcupine’s Quill (2014)

SLIPSTREAM

SLIPSTREAM

“SLIPSTREAM is a poem sequence & artist’s bookwork, which was commissioned by the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Rough notes Ingrid once intended for a larger narrative were instead, over several years, distilled into a sequence of twenty short, linked poems. First presented as a textwork of twenty panels fusing Ingrid’s text & images, SLIPSTREAM was re-imagined for book form, and the result – 100 copies produced in two limited editions – was launched in conjunction with an exhibition of the original artwork.” — ARKITEXWERKS (2011)

RICHARD OUTRAM: ESSAYS ON HIS WORKS

Richard Outram - Essays on His Works edited by Ingrid Ruthig

Edited by Ingrid Ruthig

“This volume presents the first posthumous panorama of Outram’s work and achievement. It includes an interview, a lecture, an elegy, and new essays by poets and writers who admire Outram’s commitment to “concision and precision” in language — Brian Bartlett, Michael Carbert, Robert Denham, Jeffery Donaldson, Steven Heighton, Amanda Jernigan, Eric Ormsby, Ingrid Ruthig, Peter Sanger, and Zachariah Wells.” — Guernica Editions (2011)

BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 2012

 BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 2012

“Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, this collection of 50 poems is culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals. The handpicked selection includes the best, and most current, representations of the vibrant Canadian poetry scene. This distinguished volume offers both a convenient introduction to contemporary poets in Canada and a collectible yearbook for seasoned poetry readers, distilled by the esteemed editorial tastes of a new guest editor and an accomplished poetry editor.” — Tightrope Books (2012)

Available for: Readings, and speaking about poetry, criticism, publishing, as well as writing in general.

Awards:
Hawthornden Fellowship (2018)
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (2017, for THIS BEING)
Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve Grants
Petra Kenney Poetry Prize (UK, 2005)
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Competition (2003)
WCDR Scholarship

Memberships: League of Canadian Poets
Writers’ Community of Durham Region