Laura Esther Wolfson

Laura Esther Wolfson’s writings have appeared in the Bellingham Review, Columbia Journal, Gettysburg Review, Poetry Daily, rumpus.net, Superstition Review, Sun, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her collection of personal essays For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors won the 2017 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction and was published by University of Iowa Press in 2018. She lives in New York City. Photo by Florence Montmare.


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“The Way Life Happens”: On Laura Esther Wolfson’s “For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors”


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