Martha Hollander

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Martha Hollander (born March 24, 1959) is an American poet and art historian.


She is the daughter of the poet John Hollander and the fashion historian Anne Hollander. Hollander graduated from Yale University in 1980, with a B.A. cum laude in Art. She later studied at University of California at Berkeley, where she received M.A. in 1985 and a Ph.D. in 1990, both in Art History. In 1989 she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.[1] She is Professor of Art History at Hofstra University, having also taught at the Pratt Institute, Parsons the New School for Design, School of Visual Arts, University at Albany, SUNY, and UCLA. She lives in Jackson Heights New York with her husband, Jonathan Bumas, and two children.

Her poems have appeared in many journals, including the Southampton Review The Minnesota Review,Poetry The Paris Review, Raritan Quarterly, and The Southwest Review.



  • The Game of Statues. Atlantic Monthly Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-87113-369-4. 
  • Martha Hollander, Rick Horton (1985). Always History. Sea Cliff Press.  (chapbook)

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