Andrea Hollander


Autumn House Press will bring out Blue Mistaken for Sky, Andrea’s 5th full-length collection of poems in September 2018.

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

Andrea’s poem “October 9, 1970” is included in the new 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, M. Scott Douglass, editor (Main Street Rag, 2017).

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

Click here to read three new poems by Andrea in the April 2017 issue of the online journal Gramma Poetry.

“First Snow,” which initially appeared in Spillway 22, has won a 2015 Pushcart Prize for poetry and will be featured in the annual Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses.

New poems appear or are forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Cloudbank, Spillway, Poetry Northwest, Hubbub, Timberline Review, New Ohio Review, and Rhino.

A very insightful essay-review by Judith Kitchen appears in the 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 & Selected Poems, 1982 - 2012, which was named a Finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Poetry.

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.

Look for Andrea’s essays about poetry in the following: Mapping the Line: Poets on Teaching (Penyeach Press, 2013), Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry (Dos Gatos Press, 2011), and The Working Poet: 78 Exercises for Writing Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2009).

Andrea regularly teaches one-day, five-week, eight-week, and ten-week writing workshops and seminars in Portland, Oregon. See the EVENTS page of this website for details.

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