Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020), which won a second place Elgin Award.
Her other books include Your Molten Heart / A Seed to Hatch (2018), a kickstarter funded chapbook of erasure poetry, and Every Girl Becomes the Wolf, a collaborative chapbook that she coauthored with Laura Madeline Wiseman (Finishing Line Press, 2018), which received a third place Elgin Award.
Her work has appeared in various publications both online and in print, Drunk Monkeys, Quail Bell, Diode Poetry Journal, Linden Avenue, Strange Horizons, and Bear Creek Haiku, as well as anthologies, such as Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More (Apex Publications, forthcoming), Myth+Magic (Pork Belly Press, 2015), A Blackbird Sings (Woodsmoke Press, 2012).
Her poetry and nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a Rhysling Award, Sundress Best of the Net, and Independent Best American Poetry.
Blythe graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2002 with a degree in Modern Literature. She has previously served in a number of editorial roles, including Managing Editor of La Voz, an Assistant Editor for Aunt Lute Books, and Associate Editor for Zoetic Press.
She previously served as a cohost of the New Books in Poetry podcast (part of the New Books Network) and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) and a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
Meet Andrea Blythe by Amelia Writes
Ursula / An Interview with Poet Andrea Blythe by Bekah Steimel
the chapbook interview: Andrea Blythe on the mental puzzle of erasure poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman
the chapbook interview: Andrea Blythe on poetry challenges, fairy, and Margaret Atwood on Wattpad by Laura Madeline Wiseman