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Rebecca WolffREBECCA WOLFF

Editor of FENCE and “Fence Books”

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Rebecca Wolff
is the author of three books of poems: Manderley (U. of Illinois Press, 2001), which was selected by Robert Pinsky for the National Poetry Series; Figment (W. W. Norton, 2004), which received the 2003 Barnard Women Poets Prize; and the forthcoming The King (Norton, 2009). Eavan Boland described Wolff’s poetry as having “a vivacity and edge that give it immediate presence.” Publishers Weekly praised Figment for work that “projects a vivid wit,” and “scenes and fragments [that] are urbane, knowing, always alert to irony . . .”

Wolff is the founding editor of Fence, a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, and “other,” which is published in partnership with the Writers Institute and the University at Albany. She also founded Fence Books, which publishes poetry, fiction, and critical texts and anthologies. Wolff received her MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop, where she was assistant editor of the Iowa Review. She lives in Athens, New York.


For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.