Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Nashville, TN 37207

Author's Bio

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an author, editor, & ghostwriter. He is Author of three poetry collections, Fight or Flight (forthcoming May 2023), Visiting Hours, & Ghost Gear; Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books; Founder and Editor of and The Floodgate Poetry Series; and professor of creative writing at Colorado Community College.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction



Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 6 (University of Indianapolis Press, 2020)
Visiting Hours (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2020)
Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 5 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2019)
Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 4 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2018)
Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 3 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2016)
Warning! Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: an anthology of long-ISH poems (Lamar University Literary Press, 2016)
Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 2 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2015)
Ghost Gear (University of Arkansas Press, 2014)
Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 1 (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2014)
Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the Ends of Days (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2012)
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Prizes won: 

WINNER, Human Relations Book Award, 2021
WINNER, Best Book of Narrative Poetry, American Fiction Awards 2021
WINNER, Best Book of Religious Poetry, American Fiction Awards 2021
New York Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite, 2021
CIPA EVVY Best Book Award, Runner-Up, 2021
Royal Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention, 2021
International Book Awards Book of the Year Finalist, 2021
Julie Suk Book of the Year Award Finalist, 2021
National Indie Excellence Book of the Year Finalist, 2021
Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize Finalist, 2018
Hudson Prize Semi-finalist, 2018
Jake Adam York Poetry Prize Finalist, 2017
Georgia Poetry Prize Finalist, 2017
Miller Williams Prize Semi-finalist, 2017
National Poetry Series Finalist, 2016
Akron Poetry Prize Semi-finalist, 2015
Colorado Book Award Finalist, 2015
Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, 2015
Miller Williams Poetry Prize Finalist, 2014

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Last update: Jul 02, 2022