Lyon College’s long-time writer-in-residence Andrea Hollander will give a public reading at Lyon at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, in Brown Chapel’s Bevens Room.
Hollander taught at Lyon for 22 years before retiring and moving to Portland, Ore. Since leaving Arkansas, she has continued to write and publish poetry, lead poetry workshops and give public readings all over the country.
Hollander’s honors include two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and prose memoir), the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two poetry fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council and two more poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
While at Lyon, Hollander headed the Visiting Writers series, bringing to campus poets such as Dana Gioia, who went on to head the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ted Kooser, who went on to become U. S. Poet Laureate.
As chair of Lyon’s Heasley Prize Selection Committee, she also brought in novelists such as Lee Smith, Kent Haruf, Tim Gautreaux and Ron Rash.
The reading is free and open to the community. Lyon will have three of Hollander’s books for sale after the reading, including her latest collection, "Landscape with Female Figure."
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