Andrea Holland is an accomplished poet, writer, and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, winner of the 2012 Café Writers Norfolk Commission and first prize winner of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition, 2015. Andrea has featured in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Picture the Poet' series, and has poems in a number of literary journals including The North and Rialto. Her collection of poems, Broadcasting, was published by Gatehouse Press in 2013.
Andrea's poem Patience is a prizewinner in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016. For more details, see the Coffee House Poetry website.
Andrea has a number of readings scheduled, including the following:
These events will all appear in Andrea's Readings calendar as soon as dates and times are confirmed.
A new poem by Andrea, Baton, has been featured on the And Other Poems website.
You can read Baton here.
Andrea's poem Svay Pak Mathematics won first prize in the recent Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition. In awarding this prize, judge Oz Hardwick admired the use of different voices and perspectives, noting "All of these threads draw together into a poem that looks the reader in the eye and will not be forgotten, right up until that sharp, tragic final couplet."
Links for Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition (November 2015):
From the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts:
To celebrate the arrival of Tiffany Atkinson as Chair in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA, she will give a reading from her work, alongside two other Poetry Creative Writing colleagues, Andrea Holland and Sophie Robinson. TIFFANY ATKINSON's publications include: Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006), Catulla et al (Bloodaxe, 2011), and So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe, 2014). ANDREA HOLLAND is author of Broadcasting (Gatehouse Press, 2013), and Borrowed (Smith/Doorstop Press, 2007). SOPHIE ROBINSON has published two collections: a (Les Figues, 2009), and The Institute of our Love in Disrepair (Bad Press, 2012). More details here.
Picture the Poet is a collaboration project between Writers' Centre Norwich and City College Norwich. Second year students studying Extended Diploma Level 3 Photography were paired with ten locally-based poets to create new photographic portraits.
This short video explains more about the project, and features the photographs taken of Andrea and a short interview clip.
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