Andrew Jarvis is the award-winning author of The Strait, Landslide, Blood Moon, and Sojourners. His poems have appeared in Cottonwood, Evansville Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, and several other magazines. He was a Finalist for the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize, and he has been a Finalist for three INDIE Book of the Year Awards. He also won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Nautilus Book Awards. Andrew holds an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and has been writing only poetry for more than 20 years. He lives in Orlando, FL, where alligators invade his back yard.
His favorite poets are Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver, and Raymond Carver. He writes lyric poetry about the world and its natural, cultural, and archeological histories. He is from the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in the Southeast. The two regions inspire his poetry. They are rich in wildlife, natural history, and cultural history. A lifetime of writing could never define the treasured landscapes and seascapes of these areas. But Andrew tries.