Faculty Member (Retired)
5283 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8852
Areas of Expertise
- Modern American poetry
- Contemporary American poetry
- Postmodern American poetry
|Ira Sadoff is the author of seven collections of poetry (most recently http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s03/sadoff.html ) Barter, and
Grazing, U. of Illinois, a novel, O.Henry prize-winning short stories, and
The Ira Sadoff Reader (a collection of stories, poems, and essays about
contemporary poetry). He is the recipient of a Creative Arts Fellowship
from the National Endowment of the Arts and a Fellowship from the
Guggenheim foundation. He has recently published critical articles about
postmodern American poetry and is interested in Nineteenth and Twentieth
Century American Poetry.
Visit his home page at http://www.colby.edu/~isadoff/.
(U. of Illinois, 1998) collection of poems
An Ira Sadoff Reader
New England/Bread Loaf, 1992) a collection of stories, poems, essays
(David Godine, 1990) collection of poems
Uncoupling (Houghton Mifflin,
(David Godine, 1982) chapbook of poems
(Pym-Randall, 1981) chapbook of poems
Reading in Winter
(Houghton Mifflin, 1978) collection of poems
(Houghton Mifflin, 1975) collection of poems
Poetry in Magazines
More than three hundred poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, Antaeus, American Poetry Review, Boulevard, The Hudson Review, The New Republic, Esquire, New American Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, New England Review, Southern Review, Sewanee, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review Kayak, Epoch, The Ontario Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, Carolina Quarterly, Northwest Review, Western Humanities Review, Carolina Quarterly, Ohio Review, Denver Quarterly, Antioch Review, Yale Review, The Nation, The Sewanee Review, Missouri Review, Field
Fiction in Magazines
Tammaro, ed. American Poetic Theory: From The Puritans To The Present (U.Iowa Press,2008)
Liebmann, ed. Between Heaven And Earth: A Literary Guide To The Poetry Of Birds (Houghton Mifflin Co.).2007
O�Rourke, ed. �At the Movies,� Notre Dame Review 20 Year anthology (Notre Dame University Press) 2007
Schramm, Living in Storms (Eastern Washington University Press).2007
The Paris Review, ed. The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators and Waiting Rooms (Paris Review Editions: NY) 2005.
Coghill and Tammaro, ed. ,� Visiting Walt -- poems inspired by Whitman (U. of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia.) 2005
McNair, ed. The Maine Poets (Downeast Books) 2005
Lehman, Great American Prose Poems (Scribner: NY) 2004
Garrison and Hermsen, ed. O Taste And See (Bottom Dog Press: Huron, OH) 2004
Creeley, ed. Best Poems of 2002(Scribner)2002
Weingarten, ed. Poets of the New Century, (David Godine) 2002
Berg, ed. My Business is Circumference (Paul Dry Books) 2001
Berg, Bonnano and Vogelsang, The Body Electric (Norton) 2000
Collier & Plumly, The New Bread Loaf Anthology Of Contemporary Poetry (UPNE) 1999)
Kempher, ed. The Primer of The Prose Poem 1999
Raz, ed. The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Jewish-American Writing (U. Neb.) 1998
Brown, Verse and Universe (Milkweed) 1998
Brown and Bosselar, Night Out (Milkweed) 1998
Pack and Parini, eds, Introspections (UPNE) 1998
Klotz, St. Martin's Introduction to Literature (St. Martin's) 1997
Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature.(Bedford Books), 1996
Henderson, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, 1996
Daniels, Letters to America: American Poets on Race (Wayne State) 1996
Shinder, Lights! Camera! Poetry! ((Harcourt Bace) 1996
Goldstein, At the Movies (U. of Michigan) 1996
Truesdale, The Party Train (New Rivers) 1996
Levin, The Poetry of Solitude: a Tribute to Edward Hopper ((Rizzoli) 1995
McQuade, etc. The Harper Anthology of American Literature(Harper & Row) 1994
McNair,. The Quotable Moose (UPNE) 1994
Weingarten and Myers, New Poets of the Nineties (Godine) 1991
Plimpton, The Paris Review Anthology (Doubleday)1991
Feinstein, The Jazz Poetry Anthology (U. of Indiana Press) 1991
Ruffin, The New England Poets, (U. Mass. Press), 1988
Pack, Lea & Parini, ed., The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (U.Press of New England) 1985.
Ives, ed. Time Enough For The World (Owl Creek Press) 1985.
Shinder, ed. Divided Light: Poems of Fathers and Sons (Sheep Meadow) 1984.
O'Rourke, ed. On The Job: Stories About Work (Random House) 1977.
Abrams, ed. Prize Stories of 1976: The O. Henry Awards (Doubleday)1977.
Parry, ed. The Unicorn in the Garden (Word Works) 1978.
Taylor, ed. Eating the Menu: Contemporary Poets (Kendall-Hunt 1974.
The Borestone Mountain Awards: Best Poems of 1974; Best Poems of 1976.
Halpern, ed. The American Poetry Anthology (Avon Books) 1975.
�History Matters:a Minority Report� American Poetry Review, Nov./Dec.2007
�Czelaw Milosz and the Late Style,� American Poetry Review, March/April 2007
�Olena Kalytik Davis and the Retro-New,� American Poetry Review, Nov./Dec. 2006
�Frank O�Hara�s Strategic Fictions,� American Poetry Review, July/August 2006
�On the Margins� (part two, the prose poem) American Poetry Review, March/April 2006
�On the Margins,� American Poetry Review, Nov./Dec.2005
�Taking Flight: Essay on �Childhood Reading,� Betty Greenway, ed. Twice-Told Children's Tales: The Childhood Reading of Writers for Adults (Routledge) 2005
�Trafficking in the Radiant� Spirituality in American Poetry,� American Poetry Review, July/August, 2005
�Dreaming Creatures,� essay on the poetry of Gerald Stern and C.K. Williams, American Poetry Review, Jan-Feb.2005
�Mixed Messages,� The Georgia Review, Summer 2004
�Playful And Stately To The End: the poetry of Kenneth Koch,� Daily Forward, Jan,31, 2003
�Louise Gluck and the End of Romanticism,� New England Review, Fall, 2001
�Inside/Out: Blurring the Boundaries between Mimetic and Representational Poetries,� The American Poetry Review (April, 2000)
"Modernism and the Myths of Closure," AWP Chronicle, Spring 1996
"Transformation and Surprise: Intensification and Imagination," American Poetry Review, Jan./Feb. 1995
"Philip Levine, Under Discussion (U. of Michigan Series) 1991
"Hearing Voices: the Fiction of Poetic Voice," New England Review, Fall, 1992
"Selecting the Selected: An Interpretation of a Cultural Moment," The ColoradoReview, Fall, 1992
"Neo-Formalism: A Dangerous Nostalgia," American Poetry Review, Jan-Feb. 1990
"Ben Webster," the Missouri Review, Spring, 1987.
"The Meditative Poem: The Reemergence of Intelligence in Contemporary American Poetry," American Poetry Review, Nov./Dec. 1980.
"A Chronicle of Recent Poetry," The Antioch Review, Spring, 1977.
"Freedom or Form," The Mississippi Review, Summer, 1977.
"Conrad and Sartre: Lord Jim as Existential Hero," The Dalhousie Review, #49.
Northwest Review, Antioch Review, Seneca Review, American Book Review, Chicago Review.
Poems of Max Jacob and Paul Eluard in Chelsea, Ironwood, Granite, Footprints
The Seneca Review, co-founder and co-editor, 1968-76.
The Antioch Review, poetry editor, 1974-78.
Awards, Professional Activities
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, 1999-2000
Moderator, �Is Writing Poetry Barbaric After the Holocaust?� National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. Participants Gerald Stern, Nobel Laureate Czslaw Milosz, and Marge Piercy.
Jerome Shestack Prize, American Poetry Review 1998(Best Poems published in 1997)
George Bogin Memorial Prize, Poetry Society of America 1996
Staff, Indiana University Writer's Conference, Summer, 1991, 1993
Faculty, Bread Loaf School of English, 1984, 1986, 1990
Staff, Aspen Writer's Conference, Summer, 1979, 1980.
Staff Assistant, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1977, 1978, 1982.
Creative Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979-80
Staff, Stonecoast Writer's Conference, Summer, 1983, 1984.
Alan Collins Fellow in Poetry and Prose, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1974.
Staff, National Poetry Festival, Allendale, Michigan, Summer, 1974.
Fellow, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1973.
Distinctive Story Award, Martha Foley's Best Short Stories of 1974; 1975; 1978;81, 90.
Best 100 Books of 1978, The Philadelphia Enquirer (for Palm Reading in Winter).
Best Books of Poetry, 1978, The Washington Post (for Palm Reading in Winter).
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