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Jodie Hollander: My Dark Horses
October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDTFree
Jodie Hollander reads from her new poetry collection, My Dark Horses. With readings by poets Francesca Bell and Amanda Moore.
About My Dark Horses
Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander’s beautifully-structured and compelling debut follows the story of a daughter’s maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.
Jodie Hollander was raised in a family of classical musicians. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015.
Francesca Bell’s poems appear in many journals, including ELLE, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. Her translations from Arabic and German appear in Arc, B O D Y, Circumference, Mid-American Review, and The Massachusetts Review. She is the co-translator of Palestinian poet Shatha Abu Hnaish’s collection, A Love That Hovers Like a Bedeviling Mosquito (Dar Fadaat, 2017), and the author of Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019). She is the former poetry editor of River Styx and lives with her family in California.
Amanda Moore’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, Best New Poets, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting. Her craft and lyric essays have appeared in theBaltimore Review, Hippocampus, on the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center Blog, and Women’s Voices for Change, where she is a contributing editor for Poetry Sunday. She is the recipient of awards from The Writing Salon, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She received her MFA in poetry from Cornell University, where she served as Managing Editor for EPOCH magazine. Currently a Board member for the Marin Poetry Center and 2019 Fellow at The Writers Grotto, Amanda is a high school teacher and lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter.