About Me

Ken Holland continues to cross the broad pond of poetry, sometimes getting to the other side, more often falling into the muddy waters. His work has been published in numerous literary journals such as Rattle, Southwest Review, The Catamaran Literary Reader, The Antigonish Review, and The Cortland Review. He’s been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and his poem, “Lucidity” was selected by Kim Addonizio as the winner of the 2022 New Ohio Review poetry contest. In addition, his poem “The Likes of Us” was a finalist in the 2022 Lascaux Prize in Poetry. Also in 2022, his book-length manuscript, “Summer of the Gods”, was a semifinalist in competitions from Able Muse, Word Works’ Washington Prize, and Longleaf Press. No longer drawing a paycheck, he spent his working years at various publishing houses, including Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, and feels grateful to have paid his mortgage by working with books, publishing colleagues, and amazing booksellers. He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York.