About Andrea Blythe

Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three chapbooks, Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press), Your Molten Heart / A Seed to Hatch (Kickstarter funded, 2018), and the collaboratively written Every Girl Becomes the Wolf (Finishing Line Press, 2018), authored alongside Laura Madeline Wiseman. She cohosts the New Books in Poetry podcast and is the creator of Once Upon the Weird.

Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Andrea:

Mary Soon Lee, "The Sign of the Dragon" (Jaberwocky, 2020)

January 21, 2022

The Sign of the Dragon

Mary Soon Lee
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

First place winner of the 2021 Elgin Award, The Sign of the Dragon by Mary Soon Lee (Jaberwocky, 2020) is an epic fantasy about a young king who must …

Carl Marcum, "A Camera Obscura" (Red Hen Press, 2021)

July 7, 2021

A Camera Obscura

Carl Marcum
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

A Camera Obscura (Red Hen Press, 2021) by Carl Marcum is a lyrical exploration of external and internal worlds. The heavens described in these poems c…

Sarah J. Sloat, "Hotel Almighty" (Sarabande, 2020)

April 13, 2021

Hotel Almighty

Sarah J. Sloat
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

Visually arresting and utterly one-of-a-kind, Sarah J. Sloat's Hotel Almighty (Sarabande Books) is a book-length erasure of Misery by Stephen King, a …

Roy G. Guzmán, "Catrachos" (Graywolf Press, 2020)

December 2, 2020


Roy G. Guzmán
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

Roy G. Guzmán’s Catrachos (Graywolf Press, 2020) is a stunning debut collection of poetry that immerses the reader in rich, vibrant language. Describe…

Chelsea Wagenaar, "The Spinning Place" (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2019)

July 24, 2020

The Spinning Place

Chelsea Wagenaar
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

In The Spinning Place (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2019), Chelsea Wagenaar explores the power of language—in terms of its possibilities and what it…

Octavia Cade, "Mary Shelley Makes a Monster" (Aqueduct Press, 2019)

April 14, 2020

Mary Shelley Makes a Monster

Octavia Cade
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

In Octavia Cade's brilliant collection of poetry Mary Shelley Makes a Monster (Aqueduct Press, 2019), the famous author of Frankenstein crafts a creat…

Franny Choi, "Soft Science" (Alice James Books, 2019)

February 25, 2020

Soft Science

Franny Choi
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

Franny Choi’s book-length collection of poetry, Soft Science (Alice James Books 2019), explores queer, Asian American femininity through the lens of r…

Emily Skaja, "Brute" (Graywolf Press, 2019)

November 15, 2019


Emily Skaja
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

Winner of the Walt Whitman Award, Emily Skaja’s Brute (Graywolf Press, 2019) is a stunning collection of poetry that navigates the dark corridors of t…

Jason Bayani, "Locus" (Omnidawn Publishing, 2019)

October 15, 2019


Jason Bayani
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

"Poetry gave me back a way to find my culture, my history,” says Jason Bayani, discussing his new book Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019), which blends …

Deborah L. Davitt, "The Gates of Never" (Finishing Line Press, 2018)

September 20, 2019

The Gates of Never

Deborah L. Davitt
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

Drawing on the author’s deep knowledge of classical literature, Deborah L. Davitt’s book of poetry The Gates of Never (Finishing Line Press, 2018) exp…

John Sibley Williams, "As One Fire Consumes Another" (Orison Books, 2019)

June 21, 2019

As One Fire Consumes Another

John Sibley Williams
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

John Sibley Williams’ As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Books, 2019) presents a familiar world full of burnings carried out on both the grand and i…

Sally Wen Mao, "Oculus" (Graywolf Press, 2019)

May 22, 2019


Sally Wen Mao
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

In Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019), Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through time and …

Sara Tantlinger, "The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes" (StrangeHouse Books, 2018)

April 9, 2019

The Devil’s Dreamland

Sara Tantlinger
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

In The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes (StrangeHouse Books, 2018), Sara Tantlinger intertwines fact and speculation to examine inner…

Isobel O’Hare, "all this can be yours" (University of Hell Press, 2019)

March 15, 2019

all this can be yours

Isobel O’Hare
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

’s all this can be yours (University of Hell Press, 2019) presents a series of erasures crafted from celebrity sexual assault apologies. These poems o…

Ivy Johnson, "Born Again" (The Operating System, 2018)

January 16, 2019

Born Again

Ivy Johnson
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

The poetry and prose in Ivy Johnson’s Born Again (The Operating System, 2018) beautifully dives into the ecstatic expression of religious experience. …

Emily Jungmin Yoon, "A Cruelty Special to Our Species" (Ecco Books, 2018)

December 7, 2018

A Cruelty Special to Our Species

Emily Jungmin Yoon
Hosted by Andrea Blythe

In her first full-length collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, 2018), Emily Jungmin Yoon examines forms of violence against women.…