BOA Authors & Poets
Ira Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 7, 1945. He earned a B.A. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. He is the author of seven earlier collections of poetry, a novel, Uncoupling, The Ira Sadoff Reader, and a book of criticism, History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of American Culture. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 1973, he was a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and in 1974, he was the Alan Collins Fellow in Poetry and Prose at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. His poetry has been widely anthologized, including in Harper American Literature, Great American Prose Poems, The Best American Poetry series, in 2002 and 2008.
Sadoff has served as poetry editor of The Antioch Review, and was co-founder of The Seneca Review. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and in the M.F.A. programs of the University of Virginia and Warren Wilson College. He currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at Drew University, and serves as the Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of English at Colby College, in Maine. His newest work, True Faith, is forthcoming from BOA in Spring 2012.