Rachel Zolf

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Rachel Zolf (born 1968) is a Canadian poet and literary editor. She is the author of four poetry collections. Human Resources[1] (2007) won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Masque (2004) was shortlisted for the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the title long poem from Her absence, this wanderer (1999) was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition. She was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine and has edited several books of poetry.

Brian Teare's review of Human Resources in the Winter 2008 Lambda Book Report situates Zolf as "one of an extremely talented generation of Canadian lesbian[2]/queer writers whose innovative cross-genre work comes to us after that of radical foremothers Nicole Brossard, Gail Scott and Erin Mouré."[3]

She is the daughter of Patricia and author Larry Zolf.


  • 1999:Her Absence, this Wanderer. Ottawa: BuschekBooks
  • 2004:Masque. Toronto: The Mercury Press
  • 2007:Human Resources. Toronto: Coach House Books
  • 2008:Shoot & Weep. Vancouver: Nomados
  • 2010:Neighbour Procedure. Toronto: Coach House Books

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  1. ^ Publisher's page for book Human Resources, ISBN 1-55245-182-8
  2. ^ Lawlor, Alice (23 December 2008), "Interview with queer poet Rachel Zolf", Xtra!, retrieved 25 December 2008 
  3. ^ Lambda Book Report (Winter 2008, pp.30-31)

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