Iain Haley Pollock



July 14, 2017
Pine Manor College
Solstice M.F.A. Program Faculty Reading

Founders Room, Ferry Administration Building Building
Chestnut Hill, MA
7:30 p.m.

August 29, 2017
Word for Word Poetry Series
Cave Canem @ Bryant Park

42nd btw 5th & 6th
New York, NY
7:00 p.m.

September 13, 2017
Poor Mouth Poetry Series
An Beal Bocht Cafe

445 W. 238th Street
Bronx, NY
8:30 p.m.












For booking, please email:

iain dot pollock at gmail dot com


"If the spirit is generous, and the balance between living and letters match, a fine book of poems sings the author and the reader free."

—Cornelius Eady


"Beyond the bracing intelligence in these poems, beyond the surges of joy and trouble, beyond the poet’s awe in this split second, he plunges with imagination into the timeless work of loving witness, resonant with high style and the blues."

—Brooks Haxton

"We all hear a personal music, and it’s up to us to create the moves to go with it. Pollock listens well, and his dance is all strut and stomp, wild and wooly, and filled with the stories he’s seen, heard, and lived. Focusing on themes of racial identity, romance, the everyday things in life, and ever-looming mortality, these poems are built on jazz, troubles, pain, gunfire in the night, blues. . ."

—Louis McKee, Library Journal

Iain Haley Pollock © 2011