Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an award-winning author, editor, ghostwriter, & producer. He is Author of two poetry collections, Visiting Hours and Ghost Gear; Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books; Founder and Editor of PoemoftheWeek.com and The Floodgate Poetry Series; and professor of creative writing at Colorado Community College. Connect with him here or via social media.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he is the son of Linda McFadyen-Ketchum, a retired Special Education teacher turned political organizer, and Steve McFadyen-Ketchum, a child psychologist, civil rights activist, and conscientious objector during Vietnam.
Andrew's first book of poems, Ghost Gear, features a childhood navigating the tension between a politically-active family and a multi-racial, working class neighborhood. In 2014, he launched his freelance editing, ghostwriting, & publishing business and took Ghost Gear, finalist for the Miller Williams Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and the INDIEFAB, on a book tour across the country.
Meanwhile, he authored his second collection of poems, Visiting Hours, which chronicles the suicide of his childhood love, Mary Interlandi. Published on March 12, 2020 by Stephen F Austin University Press, Visiting Hours was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Georgia Poetry Prize, the Jake Adam York Prize, the Miller Williams Prize, the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, the Hudson Prize, and the Akron Poetry Series.
While running his writing services business, Andrew is also Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books, Book Marketing Specialist for JKS Communications, Founder and Editor of PoemoftheWeek.com and the Floodgate Poetry Series, Ghostwriter for Scribe Media, Professor of English at Colorado Community College, and editor of Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days.