Featured Poet

Donald Wolff

Donald Wolff has published poems and creative nonfiction in High Desert Journal, The Montserrat Review, Calapooya, Oregon East, The Watershed Anthology, The White Pelican Review, ASKEW, basalt, Cloudbank, the RondeDance annual, the Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poetry and Poetics from California, and Writing Home: An Eastern Oregon Anthology, from the Libraries of Eastern Oregon. His poetic reflection on Weldon Kees, "In the Way of the World," was published in Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees (Blackwater Press, 2011). In May 2004, he was a resident writer at Fishtrap. His chapbook, Some Days, was published by Brandenburg Press in 2004. Soon Enough, a booklength collection of poems, was published by Wordcraft in 2007. The summer of 2008 he enjoyed a month-long residency working on a second book of poetry, What's Close to Me, at the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center, associated with the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories. Wolff lives in La Grande with his family and teaches at Eastern Oregon University. More information about him can be found at: www.eou.edu/~dwolff/DonaldWolff.html

poems by Donald Wolff

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