RICHARD WOLLMAN was born in New York and educated at Brandeis University. He received a doctorate from Columbia University in 1994. He is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Center at Simmons College. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

"Stuck on the Bible, stuck on Provence, stuck on New England, stuck on Comparative Literature, Wollman does not mind dirtying his face and hands with truth. In this first book, Wollman's evidence, his discoveries, are worth the attention of any thinking reader."—Stanley Moss

"What Wollman himself speaks of, 'the plain grandeur of the ordinary evening,' is true of many of his poems."—Samuel Menashe

"In elegant poems of devotion and consolation, Richard Wollman allows generosity of spirit to guide him through a world haunted by the Holocaust. 'What can be made of the low sounds of men?' he asks, and then provides an answer: prayer and music and ' mourning.' Evidence of Things Seen is a superb debut."—Michael Waters