Andrea Selch

Author photo by Diane Amato


Upcoming and Past Readings


25 September, 2009: 9am. "So-Lez-Po" Reprise. Reading by Shirlette Ammons, Alicia Clavell, Tanya Olson and Andrea Selch. Berry College Southern Women Writer's Conference, Rome, Georgia.

29 May, 2009: 7pm. Carolina Wren Press and Cockeyed Press present an evening with four poets: Shirlette Ammons, Karen Leona Anderson, Andrea Selch and Chris Tonelli. Sound Pure Studios, 808 Washington Street, Durham, NC. (Durham launch of Boy Returning Water to the Sea.)

15 April, 2009: 7pm. National Poetry Month, reading at The Regulator Bookshop, Ninth Street, Durham, NC.

11 April, 2009: 2pm. Reading and Reception celebrating the publication of Boy Returning Water to the Sea: Koans for Kelly Fearing,/i>, at Women and Their Work gallery, 1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas.

14 Feburary, 2009: "So-Lez-Po: Southern Lesbian Poets Reading Out and Loud." A reading with Minnie Bruce Pratt, Tanya Olson and Shirlette Ammons, at the Associated Writing Programs annual conference. Chicago, Illinois.


28 October, 2008: 7:30pm. The Monti at Spice Street in Chapel Hill, NC. Advance tickets (recommended) available at The Monti

14 October, 2008: The Big Read at the Hillsborough Public Library, Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC. 6:30pm. Discussion of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.

25 April, 2008: Reading with Quinn Dalton at the 2nd Annual Spring Southeastern Literary Magazine & Small Press Festival. Maple Room, Elliott University Center, 3:00 pm. UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC


17 November 2007: San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival: Click on link for schedule of events, San Luis Obispo, CA.

27 October, 2007: Reprise of "Couplets" at "Neither Model Nor Muse," the 3rd biennial symposium of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. 4pm, Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University. Durham, NC.

2-3 June 2007: "Couplets" Choreo Dance Collective performing works based on the Poetry of Shirlette Ammons, Jaki Shelton Green, Tanya Olson and Andrea Selch. 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday, Carr Dance Studio, Durham School of the Arts, 400 North Duke Street, Durham, NC. Info: 919-259-4686 or

13 April 2007: Poetry on Your Plate, Noon, Carrboro Century Center, Carrboro, NC.

11 April, 2007: Poetry GSO, Noon, 206 Foust Hall, UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

Selected Works

Ekphrastic poetry by six poets including Andrea Selch. Grey Mare Press and The National Library of Wales, 2011
Poetry by Andrea Selch with illustrations by the late William Kelly Fearing. Cockeyed Press, 2009
...there is nothing very quiet about Andrea Selch.
--Ron Silliman
Poetry Chapbook
Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series, #2 (2000).