Andrew Jarvis

Andrew Jarvis is an award-winning poet who lives in Florida. He was raised in Washington before moving to the East Coast to earn his degrees in English and Creative Writing. He has been writing only poetry for 20 years.

A naturalist, Mr. Jarvis' poetry is inspired by the natural word. He studies natural, cultural, and anthropological history, and then creates powerful metaphors for his poetry. He admires the work of Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and Linda Hogan, and he mimics their simple, clear writing styles.

Mr. Jarvis' most recent titles, Landslide and The Strait, have been awarded a combined Silver Medal in Poetry from the Nautilus Book Awards, Silver Medal in the CIPA Evvy Book Awards, and several honors from the INDIE Book of the Year Awards.

He appears at festivals and bookstores throughout the country. He is also the Newsletter Editor for the Poetry Society of Virginia. His titles are distributed worldwide, and are available online and at your local bookstore.

Books by Andrew Jarvis

Book Reviews by Andrew Jarvis

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“The natural and gritty images paint dynamic landscapes that balance myth and reality.”

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“strong poetry.”

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When reading the other reviews of Barnett’s Human Hours, one begins to wonder if the reviewers actually read it.

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Stanger on Earth by Richard Jones is a collection of personal poems inspired by landscapes, ranging from Virginia to Italy, and beyond.

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“readers will enjoy its original, ironic, satirical, and often humorous poems.”

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"[Kooser's] craft is to be cherished in a world where contemporary poetry, especially visual poetry, is frequently misunderstood."

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Linda Pastan’s new collection, A Dog Runs Through It, is about the poet’s ownership and lifetime admiration of dogs, not only as pets but also as friends and teachers.

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“Readers will be moved by this carefully crafted collection. It is entirely new and innovative.”

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The cover of Goat Songs is a goat, a giant goat staring at you with hypnotic eyes and a bulbous nose. It immediately evokes memories of the film the Men Who Stare at Goats.

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“an exciting collection . . .”

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“Thousands is an experimental confession that discards pedestrian forms to challenge the reader with unique, creative points of view to discover the writer within.