Syd Zolf

Syd Zolf’s No One's Witness: A Monstrous Poetics was released by Duke University Press in 2021. They have published six books of poetry, including a Selected Poetry, Janey’s ArcadiaNeighbour Procedure, and Human Resources, and six chapbooks. Zolf's poetry and essays has been widely published in journals and anthologies worldwide and translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Awards include a 2018 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and finalist for several other prizes, including two Lambda Literary Awards. Art videos Zolf has written and/or directed have screened at venues such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, White Cube Bermondsey, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. They have received over thirty poetry, video, nonfiction, and academic research grants and fellowships from institutions including the Leeway Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. They hold an MFA from The New School, where they organized the first collaborative MFA in Creative Writing ever, and a PhD in Philosophy, Art and Social Thought from the European Graduate School. Zolf spent many years organizing writing projects with trans youth, incarcerated people, and other communities. Their literary papers are housed at York University Archives and Simon Fraser University Special Collections.

 

 

Office Hours
Mondays on Zoom by appointment
Courses Taught

ENGL 3105.301 Advanced Poetry Workshop 
ENGL 3501.301 Writing and Witnessing
ENGL 113.301 Poetry Writing Workshop  
ENGL 129.401 Across Forms  
ENGL 127.301 Writing and Witnessing    
 
ENGL 127.401 Community Writing