John Andrews, PhD student in Creative Writing


Address: 405 Morrill Hall
Message: 405-744-9474

BA University of Central Arkansas
MFA Texas State University 

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Creative Writing - Poetry
  • Gender and Women's Studies


  • Colin is Changing His Name. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017.
  • "On Dancing the House Down." Four Ties Lit Review, August 2017.
  • "On Dancing with Southern Boys" and "Sisyphus." Wraparound South, June 2017.
  • "Monsoon." Muse/A, June 2017.
  • "Supercell." Bodega, no. 56, April 2017.
  • "Slow Testament" and "Wolf." Ninth Letter, Winter 2017.
  • "On Dancing in Schacles." If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration, January 2017.
  • "Siren." The Boiler, Fall 2016.
  • "Approaching Infinity." Bedivider, no. 13.2.
  • "Found," "All He Left," "Leaving Song," "Hungry Work," "Sleep Over," and "The Story Retold, With All the Right Players." Assaracus, No. 20, Fall 2015.
  • "Zone of Silence." Burnt District, No. 41, Summer 2015.
  • "Soft Mouth." Ghost Ocean, No. 16, Spring 2015.
  • "Stairs to Nowhere" and "Hook Echo," Pembroke Magazine, No. 47, 2015.
  • "Things Come Back," "To Hell With Love," "The Heart Is a Shotgun House," and "The Boy Becomes a Stag," The Queer South: Poems and Essays, Sibiling Rivalry Press, Fall 2014. 
  • “Pollox” and  “The Battle of Vicksburg.” Nude Bruce Review 2, Winter 2013.
  • “The Moment Where God Says,” “Canyon Lake,” “Soul Jacket,” and “Litany.” Eunoia Review, Fall 2012.
  • “On Meeting You.” Short, Fast, and Deadly August 2012.
  • “Driving to Memphis in a Storm.” Columbia Poetry Review 25, Spring 2012.
  • “Super Collider” Stone Highway Review 2, Winter 2012.
  • “Leaving Ashlee,” Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, Fall 2011.

Honors and Offices

  • Finalist for the 2015 Moon City Poetry Award
  • CWA President 2014-2015
  • C.D. Marshall Creative Writing Scholar – Texas State University 2013
  • Managing Editor, Front Porch Journal, 2012-2013
  • College of Fine Arts and Communications Outstanding Student Finalist – University of Central Arkansas- Spring 2010
  • Editor in Chief, Vortex Literary Journal of The University of Central Arkansas 2009-2010

Conference Presentations

  • "Spatial Identities: Who We Are (Not) and Where We Come From." Critical Voices. University of North Texas, 2016.
  • "In and Out: Exploring the Closet Metaphor in Writing Centers and Composition Classes." Southwest Central Writing Center Annual Conference – 2014
  • “Born Again: The Rise of University Literary Journals” - Association of Writing Programs Annual Conference – Boston, March 2013