Poetry. Through what appears at times to be a private, or personal, conversation, I seek to reflect a public, or impersonal, one. [...] HERE WE ARE is an attempt to tell it like is, to provide all the news that's not fit to print, so that we might close the gap that separates us readers and human beings from our words, from ourselves and from one another.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Amy Hollowell has long been a part of the Anglophone poetry scene in Paris, where she has lived since 1982. She is the author of several poetry collections and chapbooks, including Giacomettrics (corrupt press, 2012) and Peneloping (corrupt press, 2011). In addition, she works as a journalist and translator and is a lineage holder and teacher in the White Plum Zen Buddhist organization. She has been on the staff of the International Herald Tribune since 1983, and has been a contributor to various publications in Europe and the United States, including the American Buddhist magazines Tricycle and Shambala Sun. For six years, from 1995 to 2001, she lived in a nonmonastic Zen community that she helped her teacher create in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris. In 2004, she founded the Wild Flower Zen group in Paris, which she continues to lead in France and Portugal. Married and the mother of two children, she lives in Montreuil.Author City: MONTREUIL FRA