Professional Bio


  • PhD, Literature and Creative Writing, University of Denver
  • MFA, Poetry, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • BA, English, Sonoma State University

Andrea Rexilius is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: 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) and two chapbooks, Seance (Coconut Books) and To Be Human (Horseless Press). Her creative and critical writing is featured in the following anthologies: Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre (U of Michigan P), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books), Sixty Morning Talks: Serial Interviews with Contemporary Authors (Ugly Duckling Press), and Letter Machine Book of Interviews (Letter Machine Editions), among others. She is Core Faculty in Poetry, and Program Coordinator, for the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University.

Andrea's areas of specialization include documentary poetry, long forms, constructing and revising the manuscript, interdisciplinary and hybrid texts, and poetics.