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). 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).
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, Eleven Eleven, Evening Will Come, Everyday Genius, Fanzine, the Feminist Wire, Ghost Proposal, Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, Horseless Press, How2, HTML Giant, 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, Volt.
From 2012-2015 Andrea 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, the co-curator of the What/Where Reading Series, and the Faculty Editor for the Bombay Gin literary journal. 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). Editing and publishing work includes serving as Associate Editor for the Denver Quarterly (2006-2010), Poetry Editor for Zaum (2001-2002), founder & editor of Parcel (2006-2010), and co-founder & editor of Marcel Press (2010-2014).
Andrea is currently Core Faculty in Poetry, and Program Coordinator, 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.