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About Gregory Wolff

I am an almost-PhD in philosophy turned organic farmer, writer of fiction, poetry, essays and children’s literature, and very proud father of two enchanted and half-wild children. My writing appears or is forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Sycamore Review, Notre Dame Review, J Journal,, The Moth, About Place Journal, Rust + Moth, Zone 3, Writers Resist and elsewhere. I have just completed a literary novel about a high-altitude garden, a middle grade novel replete with botanical lore, a short story about romance on the psychological margins, and several children's picture books about wilderness in unexpected places.

I have spent many cherished hours in the field and forest, growing food, learning the art of sustainable forestry, and building happily imperfect structures with materials provided, mostly, by the earth herself. The wilderness of these intermingled spaces continues to spark my imagination, and populate even the darkest places with strange and beautiful creatures with stories to tell.

My latest projects

My Writing


"The Golden Reflection" by yrjö jyske is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"Pictures From Australia",
Poets Reading the News 

"Drained Land"
EVENT, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2021


"Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus" by Tom Murray is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"Hermit Thrush"
EVENT, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2021


Earth by Kevin Gill is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


Bluebird Box by Rachel Conlin Levy is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


Cob House by Mahfuz Ahmed is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"Wild Women"
forthcoming in Zone 3


El Rosario Monarch Butterfly reserve Mexico City by Charlie Marchant is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"The Time of Butterflies" 
Prairie Fire, Vol 42, No. 1, Spring 2021


Rambling Roots by Judy Dean is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"The Language of Trees"
Prairie Fire, Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring 2021


"Things I Learned in Philosophy Class"

       The Moth, Issue 43, Winter 2020

Wild Forest Fires

Mink by dennisicecap1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Chicago Quarterly Review, Vol. 34, Fall 2021

"The Rising"
J Journal


Antler by Terry Heiser / USFWS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Red Barn

Trees burned during Taylor Fire by Coconino National Forest is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"How to Mourn a Forest"
About Place Journal

"Saving Beth's Farm"
forthcoming in Sycamore Review


Stone Fence by Paul VanDerWerf is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


LogSled-horseharness_profile_IMG_1851 by Stone Soup Institute is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"The Keeping"
Rust + Moth

"Horse Logging on a Nova Scotian Mountainside"
The Antigonish Review, Issue 207, Fall 2021


Field of horses by Paul Kari Nousiainen is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

"Standing in a Field of Horses"
The Antigonish Review, Issue 207, Fall 2021

Image by Bethel Wossenyeleh

Painted Bride Quarterly


Broken Glass by davetoaster is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Forthcoming in Notre Dame Review


Sonja und Jens by Lichtblicke is licensed under CC BY 2.0. 

"Anne Frank"
Forthcoming in Notre Dame Review

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