Katherine Hollander is a poet and historian. She teaches at Tufts University and holds a master’s degree in creative writing (poetry) and a PhD in modern European history, both from Boston University. Her first book of poems, My German Dictionary, won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, judged by Charles Wright, and was published by the Waywiser Press in 2019. Her poetry and literary criticism have appeared in Salmagundi, Literary Imagination, Hunger Mountain, The Common, AGNI, Tupelo Quarterly, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry and reviews editor for Consequence Forum and has recently joined Waywiser as an associate editor.
Her historical scholarship has been published in New German Critique, The Journal of the Historical Society, The Brecht Yearbook, Central European History, and elsewhere, and she is currently at work on an historical monograph about community and collaboration in the small circle of intellectual exiles around Bertolt Brecht. She also is the editor of a student edition of Mother Courage and her Children, with new introduction and notes, forthcoming from Bloomsbury/Methuen in 2022.
Kate is a dedicated and interdisciplinary teacher of poetry and history. Before coming to Tufts, she taught European and world history at the University of Hartford, Colby College, and Simmons University, including in the dual master’s program in history and archival studies, and creative writing at Boston University. This summer she will be teaching “Interdisciplinary Studies in Writing: The Writer as Historian,” a new course in the MFA program in creative writing at Boston University.