Sep 27, 2018, 7:00 pm


Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City , UT 84105-2809
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Poet Andrea Hollander visits the King's English Bookshop at Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. This event is part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series at Westminster College.

Blue Mistaken for Sky is a fifth full-length collection (Autumn House Press, 2018) that explores a mature woman’s life after divorce. The poems are unselfconscious, and they detail with grace the pleasures and difficulties of aging, and the evolution of personal relationships throughout a life. The book has received advanced praise and is graced by another painting by Hollander’s son, the artist Brooke Budy.

Andrea Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections: Blue Mistaken for Sky; Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Other honors include the 2017 Vern Rutsala Award, a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes (for poetry and literary nonfiction), the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Arkansas Arts Council. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks, and literary journals. For twenty-two years she served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches workshops and seminars in her home.

This event was made possible with support from Westminster College and the King’s English Bookshop.