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Local author Jodie Hollander at Vail Public Library on Wednesday, June 15

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What: Jodie Hollander

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2190.

VAIL — Today at 5:30 p.m., the Vail Public Library hosts local author Jodie Hollander, who will recount her recent trip on the SS Vallejo houseboat in Sausalito, California, as part of the Varda Artists Residency Program. Hollander will share her experiences on the SS Vallejo, followed by a discussion of her poetry.

Since the late 1940s, the SS Vallejo has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Jean Varda, Gordon Onslow Ford, Mark Tobey, Wolfgang Paalen, Roberto Matta and Ruth Asawa either lived on or stayed at the SS Vallejo. Cultural figures such as the philosopher Alan Watts have also resided there. Others who have been connected to the boat at one time or another include intellectuals Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Maya Angelou, musician Harry Partch, filmmakers James Broughton and Agnes Varda and curator Grace McCann Morley.

The aim of the Varda Artists Residency Program is to provide a prolific environment where creative people can exchange innovative ideas and technical knowledge and produce new works. The residency is private and by invitation only.



Hollander was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England and has published her work in journals such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, Agenda, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems, 2015. Her debut publication, “The Humane Society,” was released by Tall-Lighthouse (London) in 2012.

Hollander is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015. She is currently the poetry editor for GARO, the new online journal for the Rocky Mountain Land Library. More information is available at http://www.jodiehollander.com.


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