Andrea Headshot-6
photo courtesy of Mike Naddeo

A Brief History
Andrea Scarpino has more than 15 years’ experience as a published writer, teacher, program coordinator, arts activist, and disability activist, including co-organizing the 2017 Disability March, directing a Master of Arts program, and developing and teaching courses for students in pre-kindergarten through graduate school.

She is the author of
Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell, (Red Hen Press, 2016) (here is a review from Nine Mile Magazine), Once,Then, published in 2014 by Red Hen Press (click here for a recent review in NewPages), and The Grove Behind, published by Finishing Line Press in 2009. She earned her PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She was the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she is also an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow.