Benjamin Hollander, A Memorial Tribute

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Photo of Benjamin Hollander
Poets pay tribute to Benjamin Hollander, a beloved Bay Area poet who died in November at age 64. Free.
The Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Hollander was born in Haifa, Israel, and immigrated to New York City as a boy. His books of poetry include In the House Un-American; The Letters of Carla, the Letter B: A Mystery in Poetry; Rituals of Truce; and The Other Israeli. Over the past three decades, after earning a Master’s degree at San Francisco State University, he taught English, writing and critical thinking primarily at Chabot College. Among other courses one he revisited at several local schools focused on Holocaust literature, extending that term to include the war on Bosnian Muslims. With David Levi Strauss, he co-edited the last several issues of Acts (including A Book of Correspondences for Jack Spicer), the literary magazine associated with New College of California and its Poetics Program of the 1980s.


Benjamin Hollander, 1952 – 2016, Jacket2, November 30, 2016

Photo by Norma Cole