Andrea Hollander

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Brief Résumé


1977  University of Colorado, All But Dissertation for a Ph. D., Comparative Literature and Oral Interpretation

1972  University of Colorado, M.A., Comparative Literature and Oral Interpretation

1968  Boston University, B. S., English and Education

Professional Teaching   

2017 - present: The Ambassador Writing Seminars, Portland, Oregon

2014 (spring semester): Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

1991 - 2013: Writer-in-Residence, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas

2010 (spring semester): Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

2008 (summer semester): Northern Michigan University, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Marquette, Michigan

2007 (spring semester): Visiting Poet-in-Residence, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

2005 (fall semester): Writer-in-Residence, St. Bede’s School, Upper Dicker, England

2004 (spring semester) Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

1982 – 1984: Adjunct Instructor in Speech, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

1974 – 1977: University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Teaching Associate in Oral Interpretation


Short-term Teaching at Conferences, Workshops, & Festivals

Faculty member & featured writer at more than 30 writers’ conferences, workshops, and festivals, including Mountain Writers Series (Oregon), Taos Summer Writers’ Conference (New Mexico), Pima Writers’ Conference (Arizona), The Robert Frost Seminars (New Hampshire), The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers (Pennsylvania), Poetry OtherWise (Sussex, England), Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Charleston Writers’ Conference (Virginia), Wesleyan Writers’ Conference (Connecticut), River City Writers’ Conference (Massachusetts), Presbyterian College Writers’ Conference (South Carolina), Expansive Poetry Conference (Arkansas), Mad River Poetry Festival, and Shepherdstown Poetry Workshop (West Virginia)

Other Professional Experience

1982 – 1997 Owner/innkeeper Wildflower Bed & Breakfast, Mountain View, Arkansas

1980 – 1984 Owner/operator Stone Ground Natural Foods, Mountain View, Arkansas

1973 – 1974 Director, Jacataqua School, Woolwich, Maine

1972 – 1973 Founding Director, Open Window, East Boston, Massachusetts

Books Authored

Blue Mistaken for Sky, Autumn House Press, 2018

Landscape with Female Figure, Autumn House Press, 2013

Woman in the Painting, Autumn House Press, 2006

The Other Life, Story Line Press, 2001

House Without a Dreamer, Story Line Press, 1993, 1995

Chapbooks Authored

The Hickeys on Sally Palermo’s Neck, Words from the Woods, 2007

What the Other Eye Sees, Wayland Press, 1991   

Happily Ever After, Panhandler Press, University of West Florida, 1989   

Living on the Cusp, Moonsquilt Press, 1981

Books Edited

When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women, Autumn House Press, 2009

Scholarships & Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowship, 2013

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, Summer 2009

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, Fall 2008

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 2007 – 2009

D. H. Lawrence Fellow, Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, 2002

Teaching Fellow in Poetry, Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, 1997

Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, 1996

Margaret Bridgman Fellow in Poetry Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1994   

Tennessee Williams Scholar in Poetry Sewanee Writers Conference, 1993   

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 1991   

Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Poetry Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1990   

Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, 1990

Other Awards & Honors   

Vern Rutsala Award – 2017

Pushcart Prize in Poetry – 2015

Oregon Book Award in Poetry – Finalist – 2014The Writer’s Almanac – Featured Poem (“Sorrow”) – July 12, 2012

American Life in Poetry – Featured Poem (“Betrayal”) – March 22, 2010

Brenda Ueland Prose Prize – Finalist (“Soundings”) – 2008

Subiaco Award for Literary Merit for Excellence in Writing and Teaching – 2008

Runes Poetry Prize, chosen by Jane Hirshfield – 2004

Dorset Prize – Runner-up, chosen by Stephen Dunn – 2004 

Pushcart Prize for prose memoir – 2003

Ellipsis Poetry Award, chosen by Philip Levine – 2202

Davoren Hanna Poetry Prize – Finalist – 2002

Creative Nonfiction Emerging Women Essay Award, Purchase Award – 2000

Lamar Williamson Prize for Faculty Excellence – 1998

Ann Stanford Poetry Prize (3rd place in national competition) – 1998   

The Georgia Poetry Circuit, Featured Poet – 1997   

Inducted into the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame – 1996   

Writer’s Digest Best Ten Poetry Books of the Year – 1993

Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize – 1993

The Porter Fund Award for Literary Excellence – 1992

Featured Poet (Half Tones to Jubilee - a journal of literature) – 1991   

Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention – 1991    

Rainmaker Award (Zone 3 magazine) – 1990   

WORDS Award in Poetry (Arkansas Literary Society) – 1989     

Panhandler Press Chapbook Series Award – 1988

Boston University Alumni Poetry Award – 1984   

Pendragon Prize (Pendragon Magazine) – 1984   

Moonsquilt Press Chapbook Series Prize – 1980

Best Production, Best Script, Best Director, Arvada Theatre Festival (for The Panic, a mosaic theatre piece about the Colorado silver panic Andrea wrote, directed, and produced – 1975

Poems and Essays in Anthologies and Textbooks

More than 90 essays and poems in anthologies and textbooks, most recently including Pushcart Prize XXVII: Best of the Small Presses (2003); Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry ReviewJames Smith, ed. University of Arkansas Press, 2009; and Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (Series) by Dana Gioia and X. J. Kennedy, Pearson Longman, 2009.

Poems, Essays, and Reviews in Journals & Magazines

More than 300 poems in 75 literary journals, including The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry, DoubleTake, FIELD, Five Points, The Gettysburg Review, The Ohio Review, The Hudson Review, New England Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Shenandoah

Book reviews of more than 100 books of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction in The Georgia Review, The Arkansas Times, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, The Greensboro News-Record and Kirkus Reviews

Performances and Presentations

More than 200 literary readings and lectures at numerous colleges, universities, and other institutions, including the New York Public Library, Harvard University, Vassar College, College of Santa Fe, Hollins College, Hendrix College, Texas A&M, Centenary College, Oklahoma State University, Furman University, University of Georgia, Georgia College and State University, Mercer College, Georgia State University, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, Centenary College, Wesleyan University, College of Charleston, Université de Bourgogne (France), Université de Franche-Comté (France), University of Sussex (England), St. Thomas Choir School for Boys, and The Marymount School (New York City)

Radio and Web Interviews

More than a dozen, including Art Beat, The PBS News Hour (public television program website) Washington, DC(August 2009); The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (recorded September 2008 – aired January 2009); Live from Prairie Lights on WSUI AM 910 and KSUI 91.7 FM, National Public Radio, Iowa City, Iowa (February 2008); Prosody on WYEP 91.3 FM, National Public Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (January 2008); Out of Our Minds on KKUP Cupertino, California (July 2007); Utah Public Radio, Logan, Utah, a National Public Radio Affiliate (April 2007); New Letters on the Air, presented nationwide via National Public Radio & its affiliates (April & September 2002); KABF Radio, Little Rock, Public Radio (April 1995); KUAR-KLRE Radio, Little Rock, a National Public Radio Affiliate (September 1994); KUAF, Fayetteville, a National Public Radio Affiliate (March 1994); KWOZ, Mountain View (November 1992); KUAF, Fayetteville, a National Public Radio Affiliate (November 1992); KABF Radio, Little Rock, Public Radio (July 1991)


Other Professional Activities

Judge, Ohio poetry fellowships - 2017

Judge, Hollins University Poetry Prize – 2010

Contributing Editor, The Writer’s Chronicle – 2010 – present

Judge, Blanche Simon Hollander Poetry Prize (Arkansas Writers) –  2008

Judge, Poetry Prize, Ina Coolbrith Circle (California Literary Society)– 2007

Judge, Blanche Simon Hollander Poetry Prize (Arkansas Writers) – 2007

Board Member, Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, 2006 – present

Judge, Poetry Prize, Ina Coolbrith Circle (California Literary Society) – 2006

Literary Consultant, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture – 2005

Judge, Newton Country Day School Poetry Prize – 2004, 2005

Consulting Editor, Pushcart Prize Anthology – 2003 – present

Preliminary Judge, Associated Writing Programs Poetry Prize – 2003

Contributing Editor, Philological Review – 2002 – 2008

Judge, Texas Writing Awards – 2000

Judge, Hardegree Poetry Prize – 1999

Judge, WORDS Award in Poetry – 1998    

Judge, Poetry Society of Virginia State Competition – 1998

Judge, Berkeley [California] Poetry Prize – 1997       

Judge, Colorado Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship Panel – 1996   

Judge, Winthrop University Press Poetry Prize – 1996   

Chair, Heasley Prize Committee, Lyon College – 1995 – present

Judge, Harriet Monroe Award (Modern Poetry Association) – 1995

Judge, Arkansas Poetry Prize – 1995

Judge, WORDS Award in Poetry – 1995

Contributing Editor, Arkansas Review – 1995 – present

Board of Associate Editors, Slant, A Journal of Poetry – Since 1989

Professional Memberships   

Academy of American Poets   

Arkansas Philological Society (President 1993; Vice-pres. 1992)

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Modern Poetry Association   

Poetry Society of America   

Poets & Writers (listed writer)

The Porter Prize (Board of Directors 2006 – present)

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Writers’ Conferences & Festivals (1993 – 1998; Board of Directors since 1995)

WORDS (Board of Directors 1993 - 1998; Newsletter Editor 1993 – 1994)

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