Winner of Fiction International's 2015 Short Short Fiction Contest, Andrea Witzke Slot writes poetry, fiction, essays, and academic work, and is particularly interested in the spaces in which these genres intersect. She is author of the poetry/prose poem collection, To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012). Her fiction and short prose pieces have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Mid-American Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast, Adirondack Review, and Litro Magazine (New York), while her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Poetry East, Nimrod, Bellevue Literary Review, Mezzo Cammin, Segue, Southeast Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Spoon River Poetry Review, and The Inflectionist Review.
Her nonfiction includes essays on the contingent faculty crisis, which have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, and academic essays on dialogic poetry and social change, which can be found in the books Inhabiting "La Patria": Identity, Agency, and "Antojo" in the Work of Julia Alvarez (SUNY Press 2013) and Dialogism and Poetry: Hearing Over (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).
Editor at the award-winning Rhino Poetry, and previous book review editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal, Andrea calls both Chicago and London home. She is currently at work on a second novel, a short story collection, and a third poetry collection that plays with (and breaks with) traditional poetic structure and form.
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Hear Andrea's reading of a poem by Brandon Courtney on Linebreak here.
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