Andrea Hollander

Andrea Hollander

Andrea Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections and three chapbooks. Her many honors include two Pushcart Prizes (poetry and literary nonfiction) and two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Several years after her move in 2011 from the Arkansas Ozark Mountains to Portland, Oregon, she established The Ambassador Writing Seminars, which she conducts in her home and, since the pandemic, through Zoom. Her website is www.andreahollander.net.

Text | Along the Willamette

Poem

I wandered the six blocks to the river,
wanting an hour of my old life back