Andrea Witzke Slot

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Andrea Witzke Slot is a London-based poet, essayist and fiction writer. She is author of two poetry collections: To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012), a poetry collection inspired by HD's Sea Garden poems and a top ten bestseller on two Amazon lists, and the newly released The Ministry of Flowers (Valley Press 2020), which takes its title from an Emily Dickinson poem and explores how flowers, real and metaphorical, can connect humans and provide their own kind of ministry--ministry needed more than ever as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic and its eventual aftermath. After teaching for many years (primary school in the UK, at Collin College in Texas, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago after earning her PhD), Andrea lives in London where she works to capture the unexpected beauty of humanity and nature in words, paints, piano and photography.  Her work can be found in Stand Magazine, Acumen, Ambit, American Literary Review, Under the Radar, Translation Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, among many others.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Red Sky: poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sage Hill Press, 2018)
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Les Femmes Folles Anthology: Bared (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017)

Poetry

Anthology:
All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood (Sage Hill Press, 2016)
Book:
To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012)
Journals:
Acumen Literary Journal
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Ambit
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American Literary Review
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Connotation Press
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Crab Orchard Review
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Mezzo Cammin
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Southern Women's Review
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Inflectionist Review
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Under the Radar
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Verse Daily
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Written River
Prizes won: 

First Prize in Able Muse's Write Prize in Fiction, 2015; First Prize in Fiction International's Short Short Story Contest, 2015; Three Pushcart Nominations; Nomination for the Independent Best American Poetry Anthology, 2015. 

Also Runner-up, Finalist, &/or Honorable Mention in Eyewear Press's Beverly Prize, 2017; Arts & Letters' Unclassifiables Contest, Meridian's Flash Fiction Prize, River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest, the Calvino Short Story Prize, Aroho's 2014 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize (Novel), Black Lawrence Press's Hudson Prize (Second Poetry Collection), MId-American Review's Fine Line Competition, Tupelo Quarterly's Open Prose Contests, Southeast Review's Gearhart Prize, among others

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Travels for readings: 
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Last update: Nov 21, 2020