Author of American Rendering: New and Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010),Shut Up, You're Fine: Poems for Very, Very Bad Children (Overlook Press 2009), Ecstatic in the Poison (Sewanee/Overlook Press 2003), Babylon in a Jar (Houghton Mifflin 1998), The Glass Anvil (University of Michigan 1997), Saints and Strangers, After The Lost War: A Narrative, The Never-Ending: New Poems, The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood.
Articles on Whitman, Hawthorne, Adrienne Rich, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, and Jorie Graham. Articles on sentimentality in contemporary poetry. Articles on anthologies of contemporary poetry. Poems in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Hudson Review, Poetry and other journals. Short stories in The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, and other journals. Personal essays in Contemporary Authors: Autobiography Series, The Oxford American, The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, The American Scholar, and The Washington Post Magazine. Recipient of the Writer Bynner Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Saints and Strangers, and finalist for the National Book Award for After the Lost War. Recipient of The Poet's Prize for After the Lost War. Recipient of the Haines Prize for poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, The Taft Distinguished Faculty Award, the Ohioiana Award for lifetime contributions to poetry in Ohio, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, he was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Andrew lives in Upper Arlington, just four miles from campus, with his wife Erin McGraw; Max, a labradoodle; and Sister, a coonhound mix adopted from the Union County shelter.
- Creative Writing
- MA, University of Alabama
- MFA, University of Iowa