Mr. Alan Soldofsky

California, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2008

Alan Soldofsky is the author of a recent collection of poems, In the Buddha Factory (Truman State Univ.), containing a series of poems written while he participated in the Zhejiang Writers Conference in China. He has also published three chapbooks of poems: Kenora Station, Staying Home, and a chapbook that includes a selection of poems by his son, Adam Soldofsky, Holding Adam / My Father’s Books. Over the last three decades, he has published poems widely in magazines and academic journals, most recently in Poetry Flash, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry Daily, Rattle, and The Rattling Wall. His criticism, interviews, and reviews have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Narrative: The Journal of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, and Poetry Flash.  He is co-editor with David Koehn of Compendium: A Collection of Thoughts on Prosody by Donald Justice (Omnidawn). Soldofsky is a professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at San Jose State University, where he been on the faculty since 1985. In 2009, he received an Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts in Poetry from Arts Council Silicon Valley. 


Twitter Username: @ADSoldof


  • In the Buddha Factory , Truman State University Press (September 15, 2013)
  • Holding Adam/My Father's Books (chapbook with my son, poet Adam Soldofsky) , Apple Core Press (May 15, 2003)
  • Staying Home (limited letter press folio edition) , Steam Press (February 1, 1977)
  • Kenora Stattion (Limited Letter Press Folio and chapbook editions) , Steam Press (January 15, 1976)
  • Compendium: A Collection of Thoughts on Prosody by Donald Justice, edited by David Koehn and Alan Soldofsky , Omnidawn Publishers (April 1, 2017)


  • Literary Arts Fellowship in Poetry, Arts Council Silicon Valley(2009)


  • Professor and Director of Creative Writing at San Jose State University (September 1988 - )
  • Director, Center for Liteary Arts at San Jose State University (January 1988 - December 1997)
  • Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley (January 1980 - May 1988)
  • Lecturer, Director of Freshman Composition at University of San Francisco (September 1980 - December 1982)

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