BOA Authors & Poets
Cecilia Woloch, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the author of five collections of poetry, with her most recent, Carpathia, published by BOA in 2009. She attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, earning degrees in English and Theater Arts, before moving to Los Angeles in 1979. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University L.A. in 1999.
A celebrated teacher and writer, Woloch received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. She has conducted poetry workshops for thousands of children and young people in the United States and around the world, as well as workshops for professional writers, educators, participants in Elderhostel programs for senior citizens, prison inmates, and women and children in homeless shelters. She is the founding director of Summer Poetry in Idyllwild and of The Paris Poetry Workshop, and is currently a lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Southern California. Woloch is a member of the core faculty of the low-residency MFA Program in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.