Andrew Demcak is an award-winning author whose writing has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line, and whose books/work have been featured recently at The Best American Poetry blog, The Lambda Literary Foundation website, Verse Daily, and Oranges & Sardines. His most recent book, Night Chant, is forthcoming from Lethe Press, summer 2012. His first poetry book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather (three candles press, 2007), was selected by Joan Larkin to win the Three Candles Press Open Book Award. Single Hurt Color, was published by GOSS 183::Casa Menendez Press, 2010. His second book, Zero Summer, was published by BlazeVOX [Books], NY, 2009. His poem "Handhold (for a Zygote)" won the Goodread's Newsletter Poetry contest and was sent out to over 2 million Goodreads users. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Lambda Award, Thom Gunn Poetry Award, both the California and Northern California Book Awards, Best of the Web, and others. He has an M. F. A. in English/Creative Writing from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA , where he studied with Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Michael Palmer, Carol Snow, Frank Bidart, Gary Snyder, Charles Wright, and Sharon Olds. Andrew is also a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, where he studied with Galway Kinnell, Richard Howard, and Lucille Clifton. His poems, including Young Man With iPod (Poetry Midwest, #13), are taught at Ohio State University as part of both its English 110.02 class, "The Genius and the Madman," and in its "American Poetry Since 1945" class. At the age of 23, Andrew published his first chapbook, The Psalms (Big 23 Press), which was favorably reviewed by Dr. Clifton Snider in the Small Press Review (issue 226, vol. 23, no. 11.) When he is not hard at work as a Children's Librarian for Oakland Public Library, he can be found eating okonomiyaki at Japantown in San Francisco. Viva Wallace Stevens! Visit Andrew at:AndrewDemcak.com
Wallace Stevens, Stanley Plumly, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Joan Larkin, to name a few.
Four volumes of poetry, "A Birthday Present," "Blood's Tongue: New and Selected Poems," "Cryptopedia XXIII" and "The Excitable Gift," and two novels,"If There's a Heaven Above" and "Ghost Songs."
Carolyn French, The Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc., NY
Lethe Press, Three Candles Press, BlazeVox [Books], NY, & GOSS 183::Casa Menendez Press
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