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writer : andrewverdekel@gmail.com
Andrew Verdekel
illustration
Writing. Perhaps carving a pumpkin.

Penner of narrative poems, sophisticated and relatable. Lauded for his refreshingly open takes on the erotic and godlessness.

Flamboyant and fragile, his soul is one of a wildflower.


years experience: 10

This writer is looking for an agent
SKILLS
Writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Poetry, Punctuated Poetry, Measured Poetry, Rhyming Poetry
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
An 18,000-word plot-driven book of rhyming poems, erotic and sacrilegious, centered around the romantic relationships of one Walter Livingstone, featuring ten breathtaking pen-and-ink illustrations by Los-Angeles-based tattooer Sara Bowyer.

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A one-off 4,000-word narrative poem (written in fourteener couplets) that reframes the conventional narratology of classical story ballets for a modern audience. Taking place in one 24-hour period, principle dancer Jenni spends the day and evening with just-met wayfarer Thoreau after rousing his cold-fainted body with her warm, throat-stroking fingers. Erotic, but not gratuitously so. Approved--and hailed--by a number of professional ballerinas for its physical/emotional accuracy, and striking imagery. Features five full-page pen-and-ink illustrations by Sara Bowyer.

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A ~25-page fairy tale (written in Venus and Adonis stanzas) about a near-death nine-year-old girl, who, espying a floating light in the forest beyond her window, leaves her bed--evading the watchful eyes of her highly religious aunt and father--in the name of curiosity. Horrors and adventure abound. [In progress]

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Master's degree in English Literature, CSULA (2020)

Henri Coulette Academy of American Poets Prize Runner-Up (2019)
Deans Prize for Poetry, Statement Magazine (2018)
Alfred Bendixen Endowed Fellowship (2018)