Author's Biography

D. V. Andrews holds the A.B. Degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and the M.F.A. Degree in Creative Writing from Saint Mary's College of California. His first collection of poetry, Psi, Phi & the Limits of Infinity, is available through Saint Albert's Library at Saint Mary's College of California. He was awarded the Elizabeth Bishop Scholarship for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist in the 2022 Catholic Literary Arts Sacred Poetry Contest. His writing has also appeared on Aleteia.org. His influences include Robert Lowell, Langston Hughes, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Katharine Tynan, John Bannister Tabb, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and Saint John of the Cross. For their instruction, he is indebted to James Matthew Wilson, Christopher Sindt, James S. Torrens, Brenda Hillman, Graham Foust, Michael Palmer, Mary Jo Bang, Claire Hero, and Carl Phillips.

Poet

Publications

Psi, Phi & the Limits of Infinity

Ups Downs Lefts Rights - 2012 Online Exhibition of Poetry First Drafts

From the Sacred Heart to the Superbowl - Journalism Covering the Charity Appearance of a Superbowl Athlete

The Only Way to Really Appreciate Art - Essay on Art as an Act of Making in an Age of Facsimile

Canticles from Catacombs - 2016-2018 Online Exhibition of Poetry in Revision

Lecturer

Lectures & Presentations

Robert Lowell: Biographical Background of Life Studies and Other Poems." Sept. 2006, Saint Mary's College MFA Craft Seminar.

"Poetry Selections from Psi, Phi & the Limits of Infinity." Apr. 2008, Saint Mary's College of California MFA Graduate Student Reading Series.

"Sharing Academic Authority: Academic Citation in MLA Format" Apr. 2008, Saint Mary's College of California, English 5: Argumentation.

"Outlining and Note-taking for Close Reading of a Text" - Jan. 2009, Foothill College, English 1A: Composition and Reading.

"Argumentation: Making Your Case Academically." Feb. 2009, Foothill College, English 1B: Composition, Reading, and Research.

"Organizing an Essay." Feb. 2009, Foothill College, English 1A: Composition and Reading.

"The Expository Essay." Feb. 2009, Foothill College, English 1A: Composition and Reading.

"Assessing Online Research for Credible Academic Authority." Mar. 2009, Foothill College, English 1A Composition and Reading.

Psi, Phi & the Limits of Infinity. 2008. Saint Mary’s College of California. MFA Creative Thesis.

Ups Downs Lefts Rights: A Blog of Poetry First Drafts. Mar. 2012 to Aug. 2012.

“From the Sacred Heart to the Superbowl.” Aleteia, 1 Feb. 2014, https://aleteia.org/2014/02/01/from-the-sacred-heart-to-the-super-bowl.

“The Only Way to Really Appreciate Art.” Aleteia, 24 Apr. 2014, https://aleteia.org/2014/04/24/the-only-way-to-really-

appreciate-art.

“The Precepts of the Church: Our Minimum Obligations.” Knights of Columbus – Saint Francis of Assisi Council #13179, 13 Aug. 2014. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord, California. Lecture for the Good of the Order.

“The San Damiano Crucifix: The Icon of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish.” Knights of Columbus – Saint Francis of Assisi Council #13179, 10 Sept. 2014. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord, California. Lecture for the Good of the Order.

“The Battle of Lepanto: Pray Your Rosary Christian Soldiers.” Knights of Columbus – Saint Francis of Assisi Council #13179. 8 Oct. 2014. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord, California. Lecture for the Good of the Order.

"Composing an Essay Paragraph." Sept. 2016, Live Oak High School, College Prep 10th Grade English Language Arts.

"Simplified Steps to Developing a Thesis" Nov. 2016, Live Oak High School, College Prep 10th Grade English Language Arts.

Canticles from Catacombs: An Exhibition of Poetry as Revision. 8 Jun. 2016 to 28 Feb. 2019.


Courses Instructed

Argumentation - Graduate Teaching Internship - Saint Mary's College of California, Spring 2008

Composition & Reading - Foothill College, Winter 2009

Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking - Foothill College, Winter 2009

College Preparatory High School Tutoring - Monument Impact Center, Winter 2014 - Spring 2015

9th Grade English Literature - Student Teaching - De Anza High School, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

10th Grade English Literature and Composition - Live Oak high School, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Technical Writer

Instructions, Guides & Video Demonstrations

Engaging Logic with Critical Thinking - Series of 54 PowerPoint Presentations

Daily Schedule of Instructional Topics - 90 PowerPoint Presentations

5 Steps to Writing Paragraphs - PowerPoint & Demonstration Video

Proofreading and Editing Essays - PowerPoint & Print

Roles and Responsibilities for Socratic Seminar Discussion - PowerPoint & Print

Introduction to Identifying Meaning in Poetry - Print with Demonstration Video

Identifying Rhetorical Modes in Media and Literature - PowerPoint & Print with Demonstration Video

Recognizing Political Philosophy in Lord of the Flies Reading Comprehension Assessment - Print

Organizing Research for Essays - PowerPoint

7 Steps to Finalizing a Thesis Statement- PowerPoint & Print

"Polishing for Publication - Editing, Proofreading, and Finalizing Research Papers" - PowerPoint & Print


Editing

Proofreading with Critical Feedback of 1000+ Poems

Editorial Correction and Evaluation of 500+ Essays

Editing and Typesetting of Psi, Phi & the Limits of Infinity

AutoCAD - 300+ Hours


Web Site Design & Content Creation

"College Entrance Test Preparation Guide" - 1998 College Advisor Web Page for Saint Vincent de Paul High School - Designed with HTML & JavaScript

Ups Downs Lefts Rights - 2012 Online Exhibition of Poetry First Drafts - Designed in WordPress

Canticles from Catacombs - 2016-2018 Online Exhibition of Poetry in Revision - Designed in WordPress

D. V. Andrews - Digital Curriculum Vitae - Designed in Google Sites & Google Forms

Academic Curriculum Vitae available on request.