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Hollander to give public poetry reading on Oct. 17

Poet Andrea Hollander is returning to Lyon College this October. 

She will give a public reading of her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Bevens Music Room of the Brown Fine Arts Building.

For more than 22 years, Hollander served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She is the author of five full-length poetry collections and has published several hundred poems and essays in anthologies, college textbooks, and literary journals, most recently a feature in The New York Times Magazine. 

Hollander’s many honors include two Pushcart Prizes in poetry and literary nonfiction and two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Andrea was much admired by her students, her faculty colleagues, and her many friends in the area,” said Dr. Terrell Tebbetts, Martha Heasley Cox Chair in American Literature. “We’re delighted to have her back on campus, where she’ll be visiting a writing class as well as giving her public reading.”

The event is free and open to the community.