Betsy Andrews (2000, 2019)


Betsy Andrews, a Saltonstall alumna from 2000, is the author of two award-winning books of poetry: The Bottom, winner of the 42 Miles Press Prize in Poetry, and New Jersey, recipient of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry; the chapbooks In Trouble, She-Devil; and, with artist Peter Fox, the book Supercollider.


Her poems and essays are widely published, including most recently, in Love’s Executive Order, Mom Egg ReviewSnowy Egret, and the Nauset Press anthology Fierce: Essays by and About Dauntless Women. She is the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, an Astraea Award in Poetry, the Philadelphia City Paper Prize in Poetry, and numerous writing residencies. She has been a visiting writer at Franklin & Marshall College, University of Rhode Island, Carlton College, Colgate College, Indiana State University South Bend, Georgetown University, and George Mason University.


She is the curator of Brooklyn’ WRECKstasy Reading Series, and the co-creator with photographer Carolyn Monastra of The Elder Project, documenting senior activists. Betsymakes her living as journalist and has been nominated for James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals writing awards.