Andrea Witzke Slot teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her poetry collection, To find a new beauty, the title for which is taken from a line of H.D.’s, will be published by Gold Wake Press in 2012. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Translation Review, Chiron Review, Connotation Press, Alba: A Journal of Short Poetry, The Houston Literary Review, PENA International, Fjala, Illyria, Sea Stories, The Pacific Review, Bogg: Delaware Poetry Review, and Southern Women’s Review, among other online and print journals. In 2006, a series of her poems appeared in translation in Contemporary American Poetry/Poezia bashkekohore amerikane, the first anthology of American poetry to appear in Albania (published by The International Centre of Culture/Qendra Nderkombetare e Kultures). She is currently working on a second poetry manuscript titled Lexiphilia as well as an academic book titled “Subject in Dialogue: Remapping Subjectivity and Social Thought through Dialogic Poetry," a chapter from which was recently selected for an edited book of critical essays on Julia Alvarez. Her novel, The Silencing of Ella Mendelssohn, is also close to completion. As of 2011, she began publishing her creative work under the name Andrea Witzke Slot, but she continues to teach and publish academic work under the name Andrea Witzke Leavey.
Semi-finalist in the North Carolina Literary Review's James Applewhite Poetry Prize in 2011; "Excellence in the Arts Award" at the University of Texas at Dallas for poems published in Fjala (The Word), Illyria, and PENA International in 2004; Finalist (second place) in the Sean Christopher Britton Memorial Poetry Prize in 2002.
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