About

Andrea Rexilius’ publications include three books of poetry: New Organism: Essais (Letter Machine, 2014), Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012), and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011),  as well as the chapbooks,  Séance (Coconut Books, 2014), and To Be Human (Horseless Press, 2010).

Her creative and critical writing is featured in the anthologies: Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre (U of Michigan P, 2015), Despite the Possible: Fifteen Women Poets (U of Akron P, forthcoming 2018), Emergency Index 2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), Emergency Index 2013 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), New Pony: A Horse Less Press Anthology (Horse Less Press, 2010), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books, 2014), Sixty Morning Talks: Serial Interviews with Contemporary Authors (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), and Letter Machine Book of Interviews (Letter Machine Editions, 2015). An essay on the poet Laura (Riding) Jackson is archived on the Nottingham Trent University Laura (Riding) Jackson Scholarship page.

Her creative and critical work appears in the literary journals: Academy of American Poets, Ampersand Review, Aplodthe Bakery, Bird Dog, Cab/NetCoconut, Coldfront, Colorado ReviewCourt Green, Denver Quarterly, Dritto, Eleven Eleven, Evening Will ComeEveryday Genius, Fanzine, the Feminist Wire, Ghost ProposalPoetry Foundation Harriet Blog, Horseless Press, How2, HTML Giant, the Journal Petra, JubilatListen Light, LVNG, Mary, Minor American, Octopus, OR, Play /no Play, P-Queue, Rabbit Light, ReconfigurationsRequited Journal, Something on PaperThermos, Timber, Titmouse, Two Serious Ladies, Zaum, Volt.

A member of the Poets Theater group, GASP (Girls Assembling Something Perpetual), she has performed in plays by Gertrude Stein, Leslie Scalapino, and Alice Notley.

With Eric Baus, she co-edits Marcel Press (formerly PARCEL journal & Minus House).   From 2013-2014 she was the Faculty Editor of the Bombay Gin Literary Journal, from 2008-2010 she was the Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly and from 2001-2002 she was the Poetry Editor of the literary magazine, Zaum.

She has worked with elementary and high school students as an arts administrator and creative writing instructor for Writers in the Schools (Denver), After School Matters (Chicago), and America Scores (Denver).

From 2012-2015 she was an Assistant Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she was also the Faculty Director of the Summer Writing Program, the co-founder and co-curator of the biennial [Dis]Embodied Poetics Conference, and the co-curator of the What/Where Reading Series.

She earned a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University (2002), an M.F.A. in Poetry & Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005), and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2010).

Andrea currently teaches in and coordinates the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University. She also teaches poetry courses at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Andrea resides in Denver with the poet Eric Baus and the ghost of their cat, Virginia.

IMG_22671arexilius@regis.edu