winner of Fiction International and Able Muse’s 2015 Prizes in Fiction, Andrea Witzke Slot is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her books include the poetry collection To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012), the novel manuscript The Cartography of Flesh: in the silence of Ella Mendelssohn, one of two finalists in A Room of Her Own's Clarissa Dalloway Prize (and now represented by Stephanie Sinclair at Transatlantic Literary Agency), and a second poetry collection titled Between my Country and the Others [in search of a kinder world], shortlisted for Eyewear Press's 2016 Beverly Prize. Previous editor at Rhino Poetry as well as Fifth Wednesday Journal, Andrea earned a PhD in Contemporary Poetry with a focus on poetry, dialogue, and social change. After teaching for a number of years (primary level in the UK and college/university level in the U.S.), she is currently working full-time on a second novel and a series of poems on ethics, change, and the natural world. An American expat and permanent resident of the UK, she lives in London but visits Chicago regularly.
Andrea's stories, poems, and hybrid pieces have been published widely, including in such places as Ambit, Acumen, The American Literary Review, Bellevue Poetry Review, Southeast Review, Under the Radar, Measure, Mid-American Review, Litro, Meridian, Fiction Southeast, Poetry East, among many others. Her articles on the hiring crisis in higher education can be found in The Chronicle of Higher Education and her essays on poetry and social change can be found in academic books published by SUNY Press (2013) and Palgrave Macmillan (2014).
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