Andrea Witzke Slot writes poetry, fiction, essays, and academic work, and is particularly interested in the ways and means in which cultures, ideas, and genres intersect. She is author of the poetry collection, To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012). Her most recent poetry has appeared (or will soon appear) in such places as Bellevue Literary Review, Southeast Review, Poetry East, Nimrod International Journal of Poetry and Prose, Mezzo Cammin, Tupelo Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and The Inflectionist Review, while her short fiction and prose poems have appeared (or will soon appear) in such places as Mid-American Review, Adirondack Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast, and Litro Magazine's NY website. As for nonfiction, her essays on the contingent faculty problem have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education while her academic essays on dialogic poetry and social change 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, 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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