About


Andy Eaton is a recent Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, and author of Sprung Nocturne (Lifeboat Press, 2016), a pamphlet of poems.

His poems have received the 2018 Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award, the 2017 Ploughshares Emerging Writer Award  (selected by Natalie Diaz), the 2016 Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith), an ACEs award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and funding from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Community of Writers, and the University of Virginia.

He works as a schoolteacher in Albemarle County and has taught at the University of Virginia, Oxford Brookes University, and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry where he earned a PhD in English from Queen’s University, Belfast.

His poems appear in or are forthcoming from Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review, among other places

He is at work on a poetry collection about a peripatetic childhood and American fundamentalism.