Iain Haley Pollock



April 5, 2018
Solstice M.F.A. Program Showcase Reading
The Langston Hughes House

20 East 127th Street
New York, NY
7:00 p.m.
With Jacqueline Woodson & Renee Watson

July 2018
Pine Manor College
Solstice M.F.A. Program Faculty Reading

Founders Room, Ferry Administration Building Building
Chestnut Hill, MA
7:30 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 © 2018