Biography of Andrea Hollander
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 16, 2011. They have a son, Brooke. Until their divorce they lived in the Ozark Mountains near Mountain View, Arkansas. Hollander, who reclaimed her maiden name after the divorce, now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches writing workshops at The Attic Institute for Arts and Letters and at Mountain Writers Series.
Andrea Hollander Poems
They decide finally not to speak of it, the one blemish in their otherwise blameless marriage. It happened
For Weeks After the Funeral
The house felt like the opera, the audience in their seats, hushed, ready, but the cast not yet arrived.
Long after I married you, I found myself in his city and heard him call my name. Each of us amazed, we headed to the café
Long after I married you, I found myself
in his city and heard him call my name.
Each of us amazed, we headed to the café
we used to haunt in our days together.
We sat by a window across the paneled room
from the table that had witnessed hours
of our clipped voices and sharp silences.
Instead of coffee, my old habit in those days,
I ordered hot chocolate, your drink,