Discipline: Literature

Howard Wolf

Discipline: Literature
Region: Amherst, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1975, 2016

Howard R. Wolf (1936-2023) was a professor emeritus of English and a senior fellow at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of three memoirs, a novel (Broadway Serenade), personal essays, and many short stories. A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and South Africa, he worked toward putting together a collection of stories, Exiles by Starlight, and a play, Home at the End of the Day during his 2016 residency. Mr. Wolf was a graduate of Horace Mann School, Amherst College (BA), Columbia (MA), and The University of Michigan (PhD) where he won a Hopwood for fiction.



Howard Wolf worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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