Tags: Editing; Literary Fiction

Jill Baumgaertner


Jill Peláez Baumgaertner is Professor of English Emerita and former Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, where she also served as Acting Provost in 2018. She received the PhD from Emory University and taught at Valparaiso University. The author of five collections of poetry, including What Cannot Be Fixed; a textbook on poetry; a book on Flannery O’Connor; and the poetry anthology Imago Dei, she has also written lyrics for compositions by Richard Hillert, Carl Schalk, Michael Costello, and Daniel Kellogg. Her most recent libretto is for a cantata composed by Michael Gandolfi and will be performed at Tanglewood this summer. She received a Fulbright to Spain and has won many awards for her poetry. She serves as poetry editor of The Christian Century.

Festival Years: 2002, 2004, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021