We are saddened to learn that poet Wendy Battin (Writing Fellow 1976-1977, 1977-1978) has passed away.  Her debut, In the Solar Wind, won a National Poetry Series Award in 1984, selected by William Matthews. Her second collection, Little Apocalypse, won the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Award in 1997.  She also won a Discovery/The Nation Award and grants from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.  Wendy graduated from Cornell University and the University of Washington and taught at many institutions, including MIT, Smith College, Syracuse University, Boston University, and Connecticut College.  She most recently made her home in Mystic, CT.