Alan Soldofsky

Poet

Department of English & Comparative Literature San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0090
Phone: 
408-924-4432

Author's Bio

Alan Soldofsky most recent collection of poems is titled In the Buddha Factory (Truman State University Press, 2013). He has also published three poetry chapbooks: Kenora Station, Staying Home, and a chapbook that includes a selection of poems by his son, Adam Soldofsky, Holding Adam / My Father's Books. He was the recipient of a 2009 Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts from Arts Council Silicon Valley. His poems and criticism have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review, The Greensboro Review, The Nation, The North American Review, Poem-a-Day (from the Academy of American Poets), Poetry Flash, Poetry East West, Rattle, The Rattling Wall, and The Writer's Chronicle among other publications. He directs the Creative Writing Program at San Jose State University where he is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He also has taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. He has been a contributing editor of Poetry Flash (the Bay Area poetry newsletter), a producer/host of literary programs at KPFA-FM, Berkeley, and editorial director of the Commonwealth Club of California weekly newsletter, serving under club president Amb. Shirley Temple Black. He grew up in Iowa City and received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Motion: American Sports Poems (University of Iowa Press, 2017)
Book:
In the Buddha Factory (Truman State University Press, 2013)
Journals:
American Rag
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Crab Orchard Review
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Grand Street
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Poetry East West
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Poetry Flash
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The Nation
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The Rattling Wall
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The Writer's Chronicle
Prizes won: 

Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, Arts Council of Silicon Valley (2009).

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Fayettville
Raised in: 
Iowa City, IA
Iowa
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Last update: May 24, 2016