Andrea Hollander

Portland, OR

Author's Bio

Self-taught (no MFA), Andrea Hollander began a solo writing apprenticeship when she was 23 and waited to submit work to journals for 10 years. Her first published poems appeared when she was 33, and her first book when she was 46. Born just after World War II in Berlin, Germany, Hollander was raised in Texas, Colorado, New York, and New Jersey. She was educated at Boston University and the University of Colorado, where she spent a few years as a teaching fellow before moving to the Arkansas Ozarks. There she and her now ex-husband built their own house and raised their son. They owned and ran a B&B for 15 years, and Hollander was also the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, a position she held for 22 years before she divorced and moved to Portland, Oregon, where she has lived since 2011.

Publications and Prizes

House Without a Dreamer
(Story Line Press, 1993)
, Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 - 2012
(Autumn House Press, 2013)
, The Other Life
(Story Line Press, 2001)
, Woman in the Painting
(Autumn House Press, 2006)
Crazyhorse, Creative Nonfiction, DoubleTake, Field, Five Points, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, The Timberline Review, Water~Stone Review
Prizes Won: 
Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize (1993); National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1991, 2007); RUNES Poetry Prize (2004); Ellipsis Poetry Prize (2002), Oregon Literary Fellowship (2013); Pushcart Prizes (2003 for essay; 2016 for poetry)

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
European American
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Born in: 
Berlin, Germany
Raised in: 
Rahway, NJ
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Last updated: Aug 23, 2016