Andrea Spofford writes essays and poems that focus on environment, place, and the ways we influence and experience both. Her work can be found in Sugar House Review, Vela Magazine, Oklahoma Review, Town Creek Poetry, Revolver, Composite: Arts Magazine, Blood Orange Review, Kudzu Review, Paper Nautilus, The Citron Review, Puerto del Sol, The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, and more. Her first chapbook, Everything Combustible, is available from Dancing Girl Press and her second chapbook is forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks in 2014. She holds an MFA from CalArts and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Andrea was recently an artist-in-residence in northwestern Alaska’s Noatak National Preserve as part of the Aldo & Leonardo Wilderness Science and Arts Collaboration, a program established by Colorado Art Ranch and the U.S. Forest Service in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Andrea has worked for the Mississippi Review as well as Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction. A native Californian transplanted to the South, Andrea is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry at Austin Peay State University and Poetry Editor of Zone 3 Press. Her debut collection, The Pine Effect, is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing.