Alan Soldofsky directs the MFA Creative Writing program at San José State University where he is a professor of English. His most recent collection of poems is In the Buddha Factory (Truman State University Press). With David Koehn, he is coeditor of Compendium: A Collection of Thoughts About Prosody by Donald Justice (Omindawn). His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize four times. His poems and critical essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including recently in Catamaran, The Georgia Review, The Fiddlehead, The Gettysburg Review, Gigantic Sequins, The Greensboro Review, The L.A. Review of Books, Poem-a-Day, Poetry Flash, Puerto del Sol, Vox Populi, and The William Carlos Review. His work is included in California Fire and Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology and he contributed a chapter to the edited volume, Reading W.S. Merwin in a New Century, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.
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