Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy is the author of Ashoka (Zasterle Press, 2002), Paper Head Last Lyrics (Roof Books, 2000), Elephant Surveillance To Thought (Meow Press, 1998), Continuous Discontinuous -- Curve 2 (Potes & Poets Press, 1997), Song From My Family (Golden Rose Press, 1995), Curve (O Books, 1994), Democracy Assemblages (Innerer Klang, 1990), Values Chauffeur You (O Books, 1990), and between poems (Innerer Klang, 1985).   Levy edited three issues of the poetry journal bloo that he initiated while teaching at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago from 1993-1995.  He now edits, with Bob Harrison, the arts and poetry journal, Crayon.  The premier issue (September 1997) is a 320-page Festschrift, with 60-minute audio CD, for Jackson Mac Low's 75th birthday.  Crayon 2 features the work of Russell Atkins, poet, playwrite, editor, philosopher, composer and music theorist, introduced by Julie Patton, and a selection of new work from 22 contemporary poets.  Crayon 3 features new translations of Fernando Pessoa's "heteronymic" project, an album of essays, and new poetry. 

Levy's work has been published in numerous American, Canadian, and European journals including Aerial, Big Allis, Chain, Conjunctions, Kenning, Mentor, New American Writing, O.ars, Open Letter, Perspektive, Raddle Moon, Temblor, and Writing, and is represented in several anthologies, including The Art of Practice:  45 Contemporary Poets (Potes & Poets Press), The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative Poetry (Sun & Moon), A Poetics of Criticism (Leave Books), The Poet's Calendar for the Millennium (Sun & Moon), Telling It Slant:  Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press), and Writing From the New Coast (O.blek Editions).  Recent collaborations have been staged with composer / jazz percussionist Gerry Hemingway at Roulette, New York City, with choreographer Daria Fain at The Kitchen, and with Fain and Hemingway at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.  Levy served as co-director of the Segue Foundation sponsored reading series at the Ear Inn for many years.  He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.