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. He is currently enrolled with the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston where he is planning a dissertation on Scholastic and contemporary applications of the aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas. His influences in poetry 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.
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
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-
“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.
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
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
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
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