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About meAndrew Demcak is an award-winning poet whose poetry has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line, and whose books have been featured at The Best American Poetry, MiPOesias, and Oranges & Sardines. His first poetry book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather (Three Candles Press, 2007), won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award, judged by the poet Joan Larkin. His poem “Handhold (for a Zygote),” from Catching Tigers in Red Weather, won Goodread’s Newletter Poetry Contest, which was sent out to over 2 million Goodreaders. His latest book, Zero Summer, was published by BlazeVOX [Books], NY, 2009. 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:

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Member sinceJul 7, 2006

Currently reading672 Hours by Andrew Demcak
Dogstar and Poems from Other Planets by Garrett Lambrev
Zero Summer by Andrew Demcak

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