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Andrea Spofford

Andrea Spofford

Professor & Director

Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts


  • Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts (2009)
  • B.A., Colorado State University (2006)

Andrea Spofford is the Director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) at Austin Peay State University and a professor of creative writing in the Department of Languages & Literature. Dr. Spofford writes poems, essays, and multi-genre pieces, many of which are focused on the intersection of the personal and the environmental, the ways in which place seems both local and specific but can also unite our experiences in global, potentially universal ways.

  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Environmental Writing

Andrea Spofford's work can most recently be be found in The Indianapolis Review, Journal Nine, Vela, Underblong, Bone Bouquet, Nightjar, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Sugarhouse Review, and other journals. Her book The Pine Effect is available from Red Paint Hill Publishing and she has chapbooks available from Red Bird Chapbooks, dancing girl press, and Quarterly West.