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Adam Sol

b. 1969

Current City, State, Country

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Birth City, State, Country

New York, USA


Adam Sol was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. After earning his MFA at Indiana University, and his PhD at the University of Cincinnati, he and his wife moved to Toronto around the turn of the century. Sol’s fifth collection of poetry, Broken Dawn Blessings, was published in 2021 by ECW Press and won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry. His previous collections include Jeremiah, Ohio, a novel in poems that was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry in 2008; and Crowd of Sounds, which won the award in 2004. He has published fiction, scholarly essays, and reviews for a variety of publications, and in 2016 launched a blog called How a Poem Moves, which was transformed into a book by ECW Press in 2019. He is the Coordinator of the Creative Expression & Society Program at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and lives in Toronto with his wife, Rabbi Yael Splansky, and their three sons.

Published Works

Broken Dawn Blessings (Toronto, ECW Press, 2021)
Complicity (Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 2014)
Jeremiah, Ohio (Toronto, House of Anansi Press, 2008)
Crowd of Sounds (Toronto, House of Anansi Press, 2003)
Jonah’s Promise (MidList Press, 2000)

How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry (Toronto, ECW Press, 2019)


Author Site

Links to Sample Works

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Current Title

Assistant Professor, Victoria College, University of Toronto


Tufts University, B.A., 1991
Indiana University, M.F.A., 1995
University of Cincinnati, Ph.D., 2000

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