Andrea Spofford is the author of The Pine Effect (Red Paint Hill Publishing 2015), Qikqtagruk: Almost an Island (Red Bird Chapbooks 2014), and Everything Combustible (Dancing Girl Press 2013). Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in burntdistrict,The Sugar House Review, Redactions, Revolver, The Portland Review, Puerto del Sol, and others. Andrea is Poetry Editor for Zone 3 Press and Assistant Professor of Poetry at Austin Peay State University.
Andrea’s debut poetry collection locates self within geographical experience, examining the intersection of person and place. Addressing themes of history, transformation, and youth, this collection explores the idea of poet as alchemist and scientist, explorer and observer.
"Andrea Spofford's debut collection is an engaging eco-poetical Bildungsromanin which Nancy Drew becomes a verb, traversed geographies stretch from hippodromes to sandstone caves, and vantage points move from the naturalist's eye to the panoramic gaze of an explorer compelled by the personal histories of place.'I want to tell you about sinking ships—Andrea Doria, Monitor, RMS Rhone./ I want to tell you about black holes, twenty-million bats in darkness'- Spofford's meticulous and striking images lead us to want to hear about it all."--Rebecca Morgan Frank