Andrea Jurjević

Andrea Jurjević is the author of two poetry collections: In Another Country, selected by Roberto Tejada for the 2022 Saturnalia Books Prize, as well as Small Crimes (Anhinga Press, 2017), selected by C. G. Hanzlicek for the 2015 Philip Levine Prize and by Elizabeth Hughey for the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year award. Her chapbook Nightcall (Willow Springs Editions, 2021) was selected for the ACME Poem Company Surrealist Poetry Series. Her book-length translations from Croatian include Mamasafari (Diálogos Press, 2018) and Dead Letter Office (The Word Works, 2020), which was shortlisted for the 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry.

Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Believer, TriQuarterly, The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse and The New Republic, among many others. She is the recipient of a Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Hambidge Fellowship.

Andrea is a native of Rijeka, Croatia. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches in the English department of Georgia State University. Follow Andrea on Twitter and Instagram @andrea_jurjevic

Student Feedback for Andrea

Learning underneath Andrea drastically affected how I write and interact with poetry. Coming into her course with a surface-level appreciation for poetry, Andrea’s passion for reading and writing emanated in every lesson she gave, being so contagious as to deepen my love for the craft exponentially. If you have the chance to develop your writing alongside Andrea, consider yourself lucky and seize the opportunity. Harrison Wayne

Andrea’s biggest strength as an instructor is her ability to inspire confidence in every student on every level. She is a master at fostering community in the classroom and at selecting works that are current, diverse, and rich in both technical achievements and emotions. Stephanie Brooks