Andrea Hollander

News (recent and lingering)

On September 4, 2018, Autumn House Press released Blue Mistaken for Sky, Andrea’s 5th full-length poetry collection. Here are three pre-publication reviews:




Andrea  was recently interviewed by The Arkansas Times and The Washington Independent Review of Books. Those interviews can be viewed here:



Nine Variations on a Warping Plane, a collaboration between Andrea and the photographer Joseph Deiss, is featured prominently in the Fall 2018 issue of Light, A Journal of Photography & Poetry.

On September 10, 2018, Voice Daily featured Andrea’s poem, “First Snow,” which initially appeared in Spillway 22, and won a 2015 Pushcart Prize for poetry and was subsequently featured in the annual Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses. The poem is also included in Andrea’s 2018 full-length collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky.

Andrea’s poem “Why Barbara Isn’t Here” has won the 2017 Vern Rutsala Award by Hubbub, the literary journal where the poem was published in the 2016 issue. The judge was Maxine Scates.

Andrea’s poem “October 9, 1970” is included in the anthology The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, edited by John Brehm (Wisdom Books, 2017).

“Dr Pepper in Paris,” another of her poems, is featured in Of Burgers & Barrooms, edited by M. Scott Douglass (Main Street Rag, 2017).

“Her Mouth, His Eyes” appears in The Golden Shovel Antuology: New POems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith (University of Arkansas Press, 2017).

A very insightful essay-review y Judith Kitchen appears in teh Summer 2014 issue of The Georgia Review. In it, Kitchen focuses on four recent poetry collections, including Andrea’s 2013 collection, Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selecged Poems, 1982 - 2012, which was a Finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award.

To watch a brief video about the poet William Stafford and hear/see Andrea read one of Stafford’s poems and speak about his early influence on her, click here.

Hear two radio interviews of Andrea, recorded in July 2013 in Portland (listen) and in August 2013 in California (the latter by telephone - to listen, click on the podcast link on the website), both in celebration of her new poetry collection (see below).

Andrea’s essay,“The Poet, the Ice-Traveler, and the Other,” was published in the December 2013 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle and in a collection of essays on the work of Stephen Dunn published by the University of Syracuse Press in January 2014.

Andrea now writing classes, workshops, and seminars in her Portland, Oregon home. She also works individually with writers, either in person or via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or telephone. Contact her for details here.

Her poem “Wander,” which appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Arts & Letters, was featured on the website Poetry Daily on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (NOTE: If you are checking after the date of the poem’s appearance, you must go to the archive page of the site.)

Andrea’s essay on British poet Peter Abbs appeared in the book British Writers edited by Jay Parini and published in both the US and UK by Pearson in 2013.

Look for Andrea’s poems and her essays about poetry in the following recently published books: Mapping the Line: Poets on Teaching (Penyeach Press, 2013), Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry (Dos Gatos Press, 2011), The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 2nd edition (Autumn House Press, 2011), and The Working Poet: 78 Exercises for Writing Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2009).

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