This week we welcome Andrea Deekin as our poet. Join us via Zoom each Wednesday for this series. Click here for the link.
Andrea Deekin is a writer in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her wife and daughter. Her writing has appeared in journals such as The Bear Deluxe, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Beyond Queer Words, The Blue Mountain Review, Ran Off With the Star Bassoon, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valley Voices, and elsewhere. Awards include Arts and Letters Creative Nonfiction Finalist; Honorable Mention in the 2019 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest; and second place in the 2020 Blue Mountain Review LGBTQ Chapbook Contest, among others. Andrea’s debut chapbook Mother Kingdom won the 2021 Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest and was an award-winning finalist in the Poetry: Chapbook Category of the 2022 International Book Awards.