John Andrews grew up in Sheridan, Arkansas.
He is the author of Colin Is Changing His Name (Sibling Rivalry Press) which was a finalist for the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award and the 2015 Moon City Poetry Prize. Currently, he lives in Stillwater, OK, with his husband and works with the Oklahoma State University Honors College as an Academic Counselor. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in English and Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.
His poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, Columbia Poetry Review, The Boiler, Redivider, and elsewhere. Along with being nominated for the Pushcart Prize, his poems have also been anthologized in The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South and Aim For The Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry.
John holds a B.A. in Writing from the University of Central Arkansas and an M.F.A. from Texas State University where he was named a C.D. Marshall Creative Writing Fellow and served as managing editor for Front Porch Journal. He also served as an Associate Editor for the Cimarron Review at Oklahoma State University.
He has taught creative writing and composition at Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma State University, and Texas State University. Also, he has taught K-12 students with Arkansas Governor’s School, Austin Bat Cave, and Upward Bound.