Andrea Hollander

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Biography in Brief

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Born in Berlin, Germany, of American parents, raised in Colorado, Texas, New York, and New Jersey, and educated at Boston University and the University of Colorado, Andrea Hollander (formerly Andrea Hollander Budy) is the author of five full-length poetry collections: Blue Mistaken for Sky (finalist for the 2018 Best Book Award in Poetry); Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 - 2012 (finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award); Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer (winner of the 1993 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize). Other honors include the 2017 Vern Rutsala Award, a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship, the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and literary nonfiction, the Runes Poetry Prize, the Ellipsis Poetry Prize, two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Arkansas Arts Council. in 2008 Hollander received the Subiaco Award for Literary Excellence in the Writing and Teaching of Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and college textbooks, including Writing Poems; The Poets' Grimm; The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy; and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Her work appears regularly in such literary journals as Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, New Ohio Review, FIELD, Five Points, Poetry Northwest, and Creative Nonfiction. For more than 22 years, Hollander served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, which awarded her the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In 2011 she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she taught writing workshops in poetry and the personal essay at both The Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series for more than six years before initiating the Ambassador Writing Seminars, which she leads in her home.

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Andrea Hollander has given more than 200 readings, lectures, and workshops to audiences of all ages at public and private schools, cultural centers, and libraries, including the New York Public Library, Vassar College, Arizona Western College, Shorter College, Texas A& M, College of Charleston, Furman University, University of Georgia, and Suffolk University.

She has served as Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah; the University of Burgundy (France); the University of Sussex (England); and St Bede’s School (England).

In the summers, she is frequently on the faculty of writers’ conferences, workshops, and institutes, including The Frost Place, The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers, the Foothill College Writers’ Conference, the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, The Charleston Writers’ Conference, and Poetry OtherWise at Emerson College in England.

She has also been interviewed on such radio programs as Live from Prairie Lights (Iowa City), Prosody (Pittsburgh), New Letters on the Air (Kansas City), and her work has been featured by Garrison Keillor on his radio program, The Writer’s Almanac, and by former United States Poet Laureates Billy Collins on his “Poetry 180” Internet course for high school students, Rita Dove in her Washington Post column, “Poet’s Choice,” and Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column, “American Life in Poetry.”


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