photo courtesy of Mike Naddeo
A Brief History
Andrea Scarpino is the author of Once,Then, a collection of poems that will be published in March 2014 by Red Hen Press, and The Grove Behind, published by Finishing Line Press in 2009, She is a weekly contributor to the blog Planet of the Blind and is widely published in print and online journals. She teaches in Union Institute and University’s Cohort Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies where she is the Creative Dissertation Coordinator.
Andrea holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. She has previously taught with California State University Dominguez Hills, Ohio State University, and the Institute for Reading Development, as well as teaching ESL in France. She also worked at Ohio State’s Nisonger Center supporting transitional programming for people with disabilities, as a Writer in the Schools, and with Red Hen Press.
Her current interests include sijo, an ancient Korean poetic form, elegy, the politics of clean water, and poetry of the body.