Andrea Witzke Slot
is a London-based poet and fiction writer.
After teaching for many years (primary school in the UK, at Collin College in Texas and then at the University of Illinois at Chicago after earning her PhD), Andrea now lives in London where she is a contributing artist with Fiona Lesley's Poetry Exchange and works daily to capture the unexpected beauty of humanity and nature in words, paints, piano and photography.
Her publications include To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012), a poetry collection inspired by H.D.'s Sea Garden poems, and the recently published The Ministry of Flowers, a poetry collection that explores how flowers, both real and metaphorical, can provide their own kind of ministry, offering hope and inspiring kindness in our pandemic-changed world.
Now available from Valley Press, Amazon UK, Amazon US and bookstores everywhere.
She was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2019 and her short fiction has won prizes with Able Muse and Fiction International, while over a dozen of her poems, short stories, and flash fiction pieces have placed in competitions in both the US and the UK. Her work can be found in such journals as Acumen, Ambit, American Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Bellevue Review, Fictive Dream, Under the Radar and Stand Magazine.
A small selection of her original artwork is available here.
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