Sidney Goldfarb

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Sidney Goldfarb

Sidney Goldfarb (born November 23, 1942 in Peabody, Massachusetts) is a Harvard College-educated American poet and experimental playwright, whose work continues the tradition of poetic theater. Goldfarb co-founded the acclaimed Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1975, serving as its first director.[1] He continues to teach there today. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1968), a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1970), a Goethe Foundation Grant (1984), and multiple grants from the New York State Council on the Arts.


  • Speech, for Instance (poetry), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969[2]
  • Messages (poetry), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971[3]
  • Curve in the Road (poetry), Halty-Ferguson, 1980[4]
  • The Rushes of Tulsa and Other Plays (poetic theater), Barrytown-Station Hill, 2008[5]


(Dates indicate first production)

  • Pedro Páramo (adapted from the novel by Juan Rulfo), 1979
  • Huerfano, 1980
  • Tristan: A Retelling, 1983
  • Hot Lunch Apostles, 1983
  • The Transposed Heads (adapted with Julie Taymor from the novel by Thomas Mann, with music by Elliot Goldenthal), 1984
  • Big Mouth, 1985
  • Orange Grove, 1988
  • Music Rescue Service, 1991
  • The Rushes of Tulsa, 1999
  • Bad Women, 2000


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