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Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an award-winning freelance ghostwriter, editor, writer, writing coach, and Lecturer of Creative Writing and English at the University of Colorado. 

He is also Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books, Founder and Editor of PoemoftheWeek.org, Founder and Editor of The Floodgate Poetry SeriesFounder of the Little Grassy Literary Festival, contributing-editor for The Southern Indiana Reviewand editor of Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days

His first book of poems, Ghost Gear (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), was a finalist for the Miller Williams Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and an INDIEFAB. His second manuscript of poems, Visiting Hours, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Akron Poetry Series. 

His poemsreviewsinterviewspodcasts, and articles have been published by periodicals such as The Writer's Chronicle, Poets & Writers, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, storySouth, Blackbird, InsideHigherEd.com, and Hayden's Ferry Review among others. 

Andrew holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.
reading.jpgBorn and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he received an Honors Degree in English from Virginia Tech in 2003 and spent several years thereafter traveling the country while working as a political organizer, chef, lanscaper, and solar installer along the way.

He attended the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale as a Graduate Teaching Assistant from 2006-2009. In his three years at SIUC, Andrew completed one manuscript of poems (Ghost Gear) and began work on another (Visiting Hours, formerly titled Marysarias, National Poetry Series Finalist, 2016, Akron Poetry Prize Semifinalist, 2015) while founding his web-anthology, PoemoftheWeek.org, in 2007, and The Little Grassy Literary Festival, in 2008, which brings contemporary writers such as Robert Wrigley, Rick Bass, Carolyn Forche, and Joe Meno to SIUC each Spring. He also served as Assistant Editor of The Crab Orchard Review, as Director of the Saluki Writers' Project, and as Assistant Director of The Southern Illinois Young Writers' Workshop. In 2009, he received the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Award from the English and Writing Studies Departments at SIUC.


Andrew was awarded his MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry that same year and relocated to Los Angeles, California where he spent a year as a Research Assistant in a neurogenetics lab at the Zilkha Neurogenetics Institute at the University of Southern California. He left the lab in 2010 for an Adjunct Professorships at Pepperdine University and Pacific States University. He also ran a creative writing workshop out of his home with LAwritersgroup.com, taught literature courses with Prep Academy, and tutored in subjects from ESL to GRE Math in client's homes across Los Angeles.
In 2011, Andrew moved to Denver, Colorado where Andrew holds Lectureship in Creative Writing and English at the University of Colorado Boulder and Denver, Metro State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver, and CCCOnline
Check out his teacher ratings at RateMyProfessors.com here, and please feel free to contact him anytime via email at AndrewMK@AndrewMK.com. 










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