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Andrea Potos was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived the first five years of her life in a duplex apartment above her Greek grandparents, and their spirit has remained an abiding presence and inspiration throughout her life and poetry.

Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including the Women’s Review of Books, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Calyx: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Kalliope, Claiming the Spirit Within: A Sourcebook of Women’s Poetry (Beacon Press), Mothers & Daughters: A Poetry Celebration (Random House), I Feel A Little Jumpy Around You (Simon & Schuster) and A Fierce Brightness: 25 Years of Women’s Poetry (Calyx Books).

She’s received the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review, first prize in the poetry competition for So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her previous collection of poetry is The Perfect Day, the debut collection in the chapbook series published by Parallel Press of University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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