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  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, Seance (Coconut Books, 2014), and To Be Human (Horseless Press, 2010).  She is a member of the Poets’ Theater group, GASP (Girls Assembling Something Perpetual). With Eric Baus, she co-edits Marcel Press (formerly PARCEL journal & Minus House).

Andrea’s poetry, essays, performance work, and interviews have been anthologized in Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre (University of Michigan Press), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow), Emergency Index (Vols. 2&3, Ugly Duckling Presse), Sixty Morning Talks (Ugly Duckling Press), Letter Machine Book of Interviews (Letter Machine), Despite the Possible: Fifteen Women Poets (University of Akron Press), and elsewhere.

Andrea's areas of specialization include documentary poetry, long forms, constructing and revising the manuscript, interdisciplinary and hybrid texts, and feminist poetics. Some of her favorite writers are Suzan-Lori Parks, Cecilia Vicuna, Lisa Robertson, Gloria Anzaldua, and David Wojnarowicz.