Interested attendees can join poets Jodie Hollander and Robert Mezey as they read from their works this Saturday, Feb. 17 at One More Page books (2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington) from 6 – 7 p.m. Hollander will share from her recently published debut full-length collection, My Dark Horses, a Denver Post Staff Pick. Acclaimed poet, critic and academic (and Jodie’s mentor) Mezey will share from his large body of work. Robert has received numerous awards including the 2002 Poets Prize for Collected Poems: 1952-1999
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 of 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.
Mezey’s honors and awards include a Robert Frost Prize, a Bassine Citation, a PEN Prize and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, theGuggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an honorary doctorate from the World Congress of Poets. Mezey has taught at various institutions, including Case Western Reserve University; Franklin & Marshall College; California State University, Fresno and the University of Utah. From 1975 – 1999, he was at Pomona College, where he served as a professor of English and poet-in-residence.