Andrea Rexilius is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Sister Urn (Sidebrow, Spring 2019), 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), To Be Human (Horseless Press, 2010), and Afterworld (above/ground press, 2020). She earned a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University (2002), an M.F.A. in Poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005), and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2010).
Her creative and critical writing is featured in the anthologies: Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre (U of Michigan P, 2015), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books, 2014), Sixty Morning Talks: Serial Interviews with Contemporary Authors (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Letter Machine Book of Interviews (Letter Machine Editions, 2015), Emergency Index 2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), Emergency Index 2013 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), and New Pony: A Horse Less Press Anthology (Horse Less Press, 2010). An essay on the poet Laura (Riding) Jackson is archived on the Nottingham Trent University Laura (Riding) Jackson Scholarship page. Other creative and critical work appears in the literary journals: Academy of American Poets, Ampersand Review, Aplod, the Bakery, Bird Dog, Cab/Net, Coconut, Coldfront, Colorado Review, Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Dritto, the Elephants, Eleven Eleven, Evening Will Come, Everyday Genius, Fanzine, the Feminist Wire, Ghost Proposal, Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, Horseless Press, How2, HTML Giant, Inverted Syntax, the Journal Petra, Jubilat, Listen Light, LVNG, Mary, Minor American, Octopus, OR, Play /no Play, P-Queue, Rabbit Light, Reconfigurations, Requited Journal, Something on Paper, Thermos, Timber, Titmouse, Two Serious Ladies, Zaum, and Volt.
Andrea is Co-Director and Core Faculty in Poetry, for the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University. She also teaches in the Poetry Collective at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.