Katherine Hollander — “Ahimsa” & “Comfort and Mercy”


Katherine Hollander is a poet and historian. 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; in 2021 she joined Waywiser’s editorial board as an associate editor. She also serves as Poetry and Reviews Editor at Consequence, a journal devoted to illuminating the culture and consequences of war and geopolitical conflict. Her poetry, criticism, and scholarship have appeared in Salmagundi, Sugar House Review, Hunger Mountain, Literary Imagination, Tupelo Quarterly, The Common Online, New German Critique,and elsewhere. She teaches as a Lecturer in Poetry and History at Tufts University.