Andrés Cerpa

Andrés Cerpa

Poet | Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy

Andrés Cerpa is the author of Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy, forthcoming from Alice James Books (January 2019). Andrés is a recipient of fellowships from the McDowell Colony and Canto Mundo, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-a-Day, the Kenyon Review, the Bellevue Literary Review, TriQuarterly, the Rumpus, Frontier Poetry, West Branch, Foundry Journal, Wildness, and elsewhere. He is the assistant poetry editor of Epiphany magazine and a lecturer in creative writing at the College of Staten Island.

Poetry and Process: From Idea to Finished Poem

6221, 6th floor

In an interview for NPR, former US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera describes inspiration as a “great rush of excitement.” “It’s like you’re going to a dance and […] you can’t wait to get on the floor,” he says. When we arrive at a poem as readers, we see it in its polished form. Rarely […]