Jodie Hollander reads from her debut full-length collection My Dark Horses.
Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, it 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 poems chart a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation. Open reading follows.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JODIE HOLLANDER, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review
, The Yale Review
, PN Review
, The Dark Horse
, The New Criterion
, The Rialto
, Verse Daily
, The Best Australian Poems of 2011
, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015
. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony. She currently lives in Colorado.