Richard Wollman

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  • Ph.D., English, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., English, Columbia University
  • M.A., English, Columbia University
  • B.A., English & Creative Writing, Brandeis University

About Me

Richard Wollman is Professor of Creative Writing, Shakespeare, and 17th Century Literature. He is both a poet and a sculptor whose work may be viewed on his website.

Professor Wollman is on the Advisory Board for the Mass Poetry Outreach Program at UMass Lowell as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Council in Newburyport. He is on the Executive Committee of the Powow River Poets and is a member of both the Newburyport Art Association and the John Donne Society.

What I Teach

  • ENGL 105 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 109 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 111 Greek Mythology & Religion
  • ENGL 112 The Bible
  • ENGL 121 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 321/521 Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 326/526 Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • ENGL 332/532 English Literature of the 17th Century


Professor Wollman is the author of multiple collections of poetry, including the Dorset Prize Finalist An Art of Need, Evidence of Things Seen, A Cemetery Affair, and The Powow River Poets Anthology.

His work has also been featured in numerous journals, including the American Literary Review, Americas Review, Arion, Bellevue Literary Review, Blueline, Campbell Corner, Cider Press Review, Comstock Review, Connecticut River Review, Crazyhorse, Florida Review, Gulf Coast, MARGIE, Meridian, Memorious, New Delta Review, New England Review, Notre Dame Review, Obsidian, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Seattle Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and Verse Daily.

His published literary criticism includes, "The Press and the Fire: Print and Manuscript Culture in Donne's Circle" (Studies in English Literature), "'Speak that I may see thee': Aurality in Ben Jonson's Print Poetry" (Ben Jonson Journal) and "Donne's Obscurity: Memory & Manuscript Culture" (John Donne Journal).