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Andrea Scarpino (she/her) is a writer, teacher, editor, disability activist, foodie, yoga student, wellness enthusiast, middle grade reader, kitty foster mom, and Women's World Cup fanatic (among other things!).

She is the author of four poetry collections:


Once Upon Wing Lake (Hoot 'n' Waddle Press, 2017); What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016); Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014); and the chapbook The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press, 2009). 


She co-edited with Ron Riekki the anthology Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (MSU Press, 2019) and is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine.

Andrea earned her PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and was the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

AND she leads the Tween Book Club at St. Louis' BEST indie bookstore, the Novel Neighbor. Basically, she doesn't like to sleep. 

Oh yeah, and her favorite animals are elephants. 

A bio of Andrea written by her friend Gracie when Gracie was little.

bio courtesy of Gracie James

A photo of Andrea as a little girl standing in front of an elephant at the Cincinnati Zoo
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