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Andrew Demcak

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Andrew Demcak is an award-winning poet and novelist whose work has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line, and whose books have been featured by The American Library Association, Verse Daily, The Lambda Literary Foundation, The Best American Poetry blog, The Nervous Breakdown, and Poets/Artists and a scholarly article about his writing recently appeared in the academic resource, Contemporary Authors, vol. 392, (Gale /Cengage, 2017). He was a *FINALIST* for the 2016 Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence in Poetry for his new book, Lazarus. About his new GLBTQ, Sci-Fi, Teen novel, A Little Bit Langston, Kirkus Reviews raved "This book really ... takes its place in the marginalized-will-lead-us genre, a ...more

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Zero Summer

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Catching Tigers in Red Weather

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Night Chant

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If There's A Heaven Above

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672 Hours

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A Single Hurt Color

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A Little Bit Langston

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Wow - I found out that there is a scholarly biblio-biography about me and my work in the newest edition of the academic reference resource *Contemporary Authors.* Such a big deal for me, an author who has only published at small presses, to be recognized by the literary establishment. 
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“my skin listening

still no accompanist:

I can’t kiss me!

and the sperm’s tempo
always insisting”
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message 21: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for adding me as a friend, Andrew. Hope you get a chance to preview my first fiction novel. It's been getting rave reviews and 5 stars across the board at Amazon.com. You can check it out by visiting my personal website:

http://www.edrambeau.com

Thanks again and I hope you have the best day ever, Ed


Christine Hi Andrew,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Andrew, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 18: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


Christine Hi Andrew, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Andrew Here's the link to the archived episode of my interview and poetry reading on the Joe Milford Show (02/14/09):

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Joe-Milf...

Enjoy!

-Andrew


message 15: by Andrew

Andrew Didi Menendez did my portrait. It's from her American Poets Series.



message 14: by Lisa

Lisa See I'm honored to be your friend.


message 13: by W.B.

W.B. Haha! Baragon! I'll have to research him and add him in there.

;-)


message 12: by Shayla

Shayla Just wondered who did the portrait of you for your icon? It made me smile to see the real you..Thanks for the add.

shayla


Christine Hi from down under Andrew. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.
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Blessings CJ


Kimberly You've written a loooot of books. Good for you and can't wait to read yours. Mine just came out in October of 2008.


Shawnette Hi, Andrew...Happy New Year's...and thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your many novels, poetry, etc...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendation...Happy Reading & Writing :-)


Rosemary Andrew, I enjoyed your interview and will keep the diving board in mind. Thanks!


Andrea Kulman Thank you for the book recommendation.


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!


William Hello Andrew,
Look forward to talking books.

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message 4: by Ed

Ed Thanks for the add, Andrew. Happy reading to you.

Ed Lynskey


message 3: by W.B.

W.B. Andrew, Loved seeing the Buddy Cole quote! I miss Kids in the Hall! I love all his bits, but esp. the weird one about the Tyrannosaurus Rex with those "faggy little hands of his."

Scott is one of a kind.

Brain Candy had its moments, but the show is where the cast really shone.


message 2: by Daniel (last edited Jan 28, 2008 11:52AM)

Daniel
Andrew, I've added your book Catching Tigers in Red Weather to my to-read list.


Aberjhani Hello Andrew--

Congratulations on your multiple book awards nominations! Man, that is definitely the way to end one year and begin another! Peace and blessings,

Aberjhani


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