Ingrid Andersen was born in Johannesburg in 1965, read for a degree in English literature and film/theatre criticism at Wits and has a Masters’s degree in Adult Education. For over three decades, her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally. Excision, her first volume of poetry, was published in 2004 and her second, Piece Work, was published by Modjaji Books in September 2010. She was the founding editor of Incwadi, a South African online journal of poetry and photography. She is presently a doctoral candidate in the United States.