Andrea Hollander wins 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

June 2, 2021

Autumn House congratulates Andrea Hollander, author of Blue Mistaken for Sky and Landscape with Female Figure, for winning the 2021 49th Parallel Award for Poetry for her poem “The Thinking.” Contest judge Jessica Jacobs said about Hollander’s winning poem:

To read ‘The Thinking’ is to witness the mind of a speaker writing and then revising a complex ars poetica in real-time, grappling with the very nature of thinking, with how the act of writing a memory simultaneously rewrites it while changing nothing about the event itself—all while managing to capture these heady concepts in a sensual, deeply embodied poem.

Read more about Bellingham Review‘s 2021 literary awards here.


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