New York-born poet who won a Bollingen Prize for a 1983 poetry collection entitled Powers of Thirteen. His numerous other literary works include Harp Lake, The Untuning of the Sky, and Tales Told of the Fathers.
He attended Columbia University. He published his debut poetry collection, A Crackling of Thorns, in 1958.
He worked as an editorial assistant for The Partisan Review.
He and first wife Anne Loesser had one daughter before divorcing in 1977. Hollander later married Natalie Charkow.
He was influenced by the work of W.H. Auden.