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.
The fourth edition of Andrea's most recent collection, Broadcasting, has been published by Gatehouse Press in paperback. This book was the result of a Café Writers Norfolk Commission Award for poetry which Andrea won in 2012, and focuses on the 1942 requisition of several Norfolk villages for D-Day training.
Andrea will be one of the tutors at the A Casa dos Poetas Anglo-Portuguese poetry festival in Silves and Messines, from April 27th to May 3rd 2017.
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:
1-10 of 32