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David Wolf

Professor of English
David Wolf enjoys helping students realize their full potential as rigorous readers and writers of imaginative texts.


David Wolf is a professor and published writer. His work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, and he is the author of five collections of poetry: Open SeasonThe Moment Forever, Sablier ISablier II, and Visions (with artist David Richmond). He supervises the student-produced literary annual Sequel and also serves as the literary editor for Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, he has lived in Oxford, UK, and in New York, NY, where he worked for several years in magazine publishing. 


  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Literary Theory


  • Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, 2006
  • Distinguished Research Award, 2008


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1991
  • B.A., English, The University of Iowa, 1982