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Andrea Witzke Slot

Author's Bio

Andrea Witzke Slot is a freelance writer, editor, and educator. She is author of the poetry collection To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012), and her most recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Segue, Mid-American Review, Poetry East, Southeast Review, Nimrod, Mezzo Cammin, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. She is now at work on two poetry collections, one titled "Ring Out, Wild Bells, Voices of Our Nation's Streets, and other poems" and another titled "Between My Country and the Others," both of which play with form and the spaces in which genres meet and mix. Slot also writes fiction, academic work, and essays. Her just-completed novel, The Cartography of Flesh: In the Silence of Ella Mendelssohn, explores the the nature of desire gone wrong through contemporary versions of the mother-father-son relationship at the heart of Homer's Odyssey, while her academic work focuses on poetic dialogism as a source of social change and democratic understanding (chapters from which can be found in critical collections from SUNY Press and Palgrave Macmillan). Meanwhile, her essays on the contingent faculty crisis can be found in such places as The Chronicle of Higher Education. Slot is an associate editor at RHINO Poetry as well as the book review editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal. She travels to England regularly but calls Chicago home, where she lives with her husband, the youngest of her five children/stepchildren, and her crazy West Highland Terrier Macbeth.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012)
Journals:
Bellevue Literary Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Ginosko Literary Journal, Jet Fuel Review, Mezzo Cammin, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, Segue, Southeast Review, Southern Women's Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily
Prizes:
Finalist in MId-American Review's Fine Line Competition (August 2104), Finalist in Tupelo Quarterly's Open Prose Contest (July 2014), Finalist in Southeast Review's Gearhart Prize (May 2014, chosen by Barbara Hamby); Runner-Up in Tupelo Quarterly's Open Prose Contest (Jan 2014, chosen by Matt Bell) ; Semi-finalist in the North Carolina Literary Review's James Applewhite Poetry Prize; "Excellence in the Arts Award" at the University of Texas at Dallas for poems published in Fjala (The Word), Illyria, and PENA International; Second Place in the Sean Christopher Britton Memorial Poetry Prize.

Andrea Witzke Slot Resume

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Listing last updated: August 23, 2014

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