We are very proud to announce that our 2016 Alumni Artist In Residence (AIR), Jodie Hollander, has been accepted as the first-ever Poet-in-Residence with the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) in Flagstaff!!
Congratulations Jodie and well done!!
Jodie’s residency will include events like an “ekphrastic” style teaching workshop, based from the exhibitions in the Museum, as well as local public readings. And what’s really exciting is that MNA has provided Jodie with a studio overlooking the Colorado Plateau - where she will be working on new projects. Not a bad view to write from I would say!!
As some might recall, Jodie was also Squire’s first Poet-in-Residence, and we at Squire are absolutely thrilled with her success. Indeed, Jodie seems to be going from strength to strength. In addition to her MNA residency (which begins September 1st), she will also present her book My Dark Horses at this year’s Miami Book Fair (she presents Nov. 17th and 18th). The Miami Book Fair is one of the largest and most important book fairs in the world - and an invitation to present is a really big deal. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, My Dark Horses will also be one of the required texts for a poetry course at Penn State University this fall.
It gives us so much pleasure to update the Squire community about our Alumni AIR’s and their progress after leaving Squire, because their achievements are the most direct evidence we have of Squire’s impact.
Celebrating our Alumni AIR’s continuing success and achievements gives Squire the 20/20 hindsight it needs to see how our AIR programming has been successful-and how to make it better.
Please visit Jodie's website to see a list of her upcoming events, and if you haven’t already picked up My Dark Horses, I encourage everyone to pick up a copy and see for themselves the work that bolsters and propels Jodie’s success as an artist.