Jean Hollander


Hopewell, NJ 08525

Author's Bio

Jean Hollander was director of Annual Writers' Conferences at the College of New Jersey for 23 years. She has taught literature and writing there, as well as at Princeton University, Brooklyn College, & Columbia University.
She was Poetry Editor/Columnist at the Princeton Packet for many years. She gives lectures on Dante's Commedia, as well as teaching poetry writing at various institutions.
She has given over a hundred readings of her own poetry, as well as workshops at universities,libraries,bookstores, and poetry events, such as the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, The University of Dallas, The Poetry Society of America, Barnes & Noble Reading Series in Manhattan and Princeton, Station WPFW for Voice of America, Harvard University, Poets House, etc.
She has published over three hundred poems in hundreds of magazines and anthologies.

Publications & Prizes

AND THEY SHALL WEAR PURPLE (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016)
Torn Love (David Robert Books, 2013)
Organs and Blood (David Robert Books, 2008)
Verse Translation of Dante's PARADISE (Doubleday/Anchor, 2008)
Verse Translation of Dante's PURGATORY (Doubleday, 2003)
Verse Translation of Dante's INFERNO (Doubleday, 2002)
Moondog (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1996)
Crushed Into Honey (Saturday Press, 1986)
Counterpoint (Bright Hill Press, 2011)
American Scholar
Asheville Poetry Review
Cumberland Poetry Review
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National Review
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Pegasus Magazine
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Prizes won: 

Gold Medal from City of Florence for translation of Dante's COMMEDIA, 2008 Eileen W.Barnes Award for CRUSHED INTO HONEY 1986. 3 Poetry Fellowships from NJState Council on the Arts. 1st Prize of $1,000 for a single poem in Billie Murray Denny Poetry Contest an Allen Ginsberg Award, etc. Her chapbook "Counterpoint" translated into Italian, appeared in the September 2014 issue of POESIA, a famous Italian Poetry Magazine.

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German, Italian
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New York, NY
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Last update: Feb 02, 2017