The Vitruvian Man and Beyond

Spirit Imperative in the Life and Poetry of Ralph Salisbury


  • Ingrid Wendt



A rich, deep reflection on the life and work of Ralph Salisbury.

Author Biography

Ingrid Wendt

Ingrid Wendt is the author of five books of poems, a book-length teaching guide, one chapbook, and numerous articles and reviews. Co-editor of two anthologies—In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts and From Here We Speak: An Anthology of Oregon Poetry—Ingrid’s poetry and prose appear in such magazines and anthologies as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Antioch Review, CALYX, Terrain, Beloit Poetry Journal, No More Masks! An Anthology of 20th Century American Women Poets, and many more.

Married for 48 years to the late poet and writer Ralph Salisbury, Ingrid has long considered herself a citizen of the world and an activist, whose passions are to protest injustice wherever she finds it and to celebrate and affirm whatever gives our lives beauty and meaning.




How to Cite

Wendt, I. (2020). The Vitruvian Man and Beyond: Spirit Imperative in the Life and Poetry of Ralph Salisbury. Transmotion, 6(1), 131–169.