Andrea Hollander

(1947 / Berlin)

Andrea Hollander
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Andrea Hollander (Budy) (born April 28, 1947 Berlin, Germany) is an American poet. Her most recent poetry collection is Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 - 2012 (Autumn House Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, FIELD, Five Points, Shenandoah, and Creative Nonfiction. She was raised in Colorado, Texas, New York, and New Jersey, and educated at Boston University and the University of Colorado. From 1991 till 2013, Hollander was writer-in-residence at Lyon College. She married designer/builder Todd Budy, on July 18, 1976, and divorced him on August ... more »

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Betrayal

They decide finally not to speak
of it, the one blemish in their otherwise
blameless marriage. It happened

as these things do, before the permanence
was set, before the children grew
complicated, before the quench

of loving one another became all
each of them wanted from this life.
Years later the bite

of not knowing (and not wanting
to know) still pierces the doer
as much as the one to whom it was done:

the threadbare lying, the insufferable longing,
the inimitable lack of touching, the undoing
undone.

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