Friday, December 15, 2006


Here's a link to yet another anthology that I have 3 poems in. Also watch for my new poems appearing in Dusie, Lily and the Dande Review in January! VELVET AVALANCHE PROJECT:

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I have a poem from "Assuming Ariel" (I won't say which one) in the new issue of the Wisconsin Review, v. 40, no 2. Copies can be purchased for $5 at this address:

Wisconsin Review

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

800 Algoma Blvd.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Here's the new volume of Cherry Bleeds which includes a poem I wrote for my dear friend Aaron Brown when he ws run over by a car while riding his bike.

Monday, November 06, 2006


Watch Andrew Demcak in excepts from his performance @ the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA:

Intro, and the poem "Otherworld":

The 6 part poem "Berck-Plage" and the Matt Sheppard poem "Death & CO":

The poem "Sheep in Fog":

Monday, October 30, 2006


Here's a new e-journal that 2 of my favorite early Assuming Ariel poems are in.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Avast ye! Here be new work ahoy @ Identity Theory! Aaargh!


"The backs of andrew demcak grain;
elevator to. AndrewDemcak.
... Sure but andrew demcak had to AndrewDemcak
of andrew demcak again;
as AndrewDemcak animal."

Hmm. Not sure what this is but I like the subject matter. Culled from a random Google name search for yours truly.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


EAST:• Poetic Medley presents Andrew Demcak, MFA, reading from Catching Tigers in Red Weather, open mike follows, Barnes & Noble, 4972 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, 7:45

I'm reading from my chapbook "Catching Tigers in Red Weather" at the Barnes & Noble in Dublin on Thursday October 12th, 7:45pm, as part of the Poetic Medley monthly reading series. Here is more info:

Poetic Medley at Barnes & Noble, 4972 Dublin Blvd. at Hacienda Crossing, Dublin 7:45pm [Free] Poetic Medley holds themed, open or invitational readings. International poetry from countries as Germany, France, Italy, Russia and US. Writers as Rene Char, and R.M. Rilke. Selections read in original language and in translation. Open Mic & coffee follows features. Contact, [925-560-1495] or see

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A Fan Letter for Andrew Demcak

Hey there,

I was just surfing around the online journals and came across your work a few times. I really enjoy your subject matter- your choice of words conjures great imagery, usually effortlessly.

Wait, I just realized how pretentious that sounds. Heh. But it's true. Do you have a book?

Thanks and thanks,


Here is a link to Benny's website:

"En art comme en amour, l'instinct suffit."

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Andrew Demcak Meets Elimae

Coop took 4 of my poems and jammed them together into a real "gobstopper" of poetics! Hooray! Some of these are from Zero Summer, the Ted Bundy one I wrote a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Horse Less Andrew Demcak

Horse Less Review #4, in which I am featured, is now available on-line:

It's an interesting selection of my work

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Adroitly Placed Andrew Demcak

Here is a link to an exciting new journal, The Adroitly Placed Word, in which I, Andrew Demcak, am featured. You can listen to my reading of 5 new poems- plus as a special bonus, I've recorded a mini-lecture about the development of my writing process. Who could ask for more?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Other Voices

Here's a link to a new site I am featured on:

It's an international poetry project. Pretty cool, I must say.

(Photo Credit: Roger Humes & Andrew Demcak)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bay Area Reporter Article on GuyWriters Event!!!

Feel the pulse!
by Mark Mardon

The gay pulse is throbbing in the Bay Area, practically ready to burst! So many festivals, so little time! Once we were starved for queer culture, now it's everywhere around us, constantly seducing us. With the National Queer Arts Festival going full-steam ahead, with Frameline30 looming, with the Pride Parade and Celebration just a hair's-breadth away, with drag queens and/or leather people in nearly every bar raising the bar on fundraising standards, with testosterone-driven drag kings flexing their muscles as they enjoy the limelight, with dykes and trannies ready to undertake their own marches, the scene is unbelievably dynamic!
Last weekend I attended the National Queer Arts Festival event devoted to "GuyWriters " (, a budding group of gay Bay Area writers that shows tremendous promise. The event, titled "Men on Men: Connecting with the Masculine," introduced us to a solid batch of local gay writers, all of whom read well-crafted, personal works, rendered in styles from soft-spoken to dramatic. Held on the fourth floor of the SF LGBT Community Center, and moderated by intense young African American poet Anthony Williams, the event also brought out two of my literary heroes, acclaimed writers Justin Chin and Marvin K. White . It was their star power that brought me out to the show, but I'd have been easily satisfied with the talented GuyWriters crew alone. I got a kick out of Andrew Demcak, a nelly versifier who took us into the closet in "Other World" and did back-to-back numbers on Matthew Shepard and Brokeback Mountain, pointedly making the connection. Veteran performer Donald Curry was a huge hit with a lively, hilarious, catty excerpt from "Sex and Mayhem," his one-man show, the next installment to play at New Conservatory Theatre Center. Young, fetching, tousle-haired poet Jay Siegel, fresh from the Midwest, read "When I Still Liked Girls," about his high-school girlfriend, and "Dorm Room," about having a crush on a college roommate, and it took me back . . . way back! Matthew Graham Smith impressed with an excerpt from a play, in production at Jon Sims Center, involving two friends getting drunk and missing high school, presenting a sorry, soggy picture! Lewis Anther 's piece about illegal, underground gay love in Bombay took us into that steamy, nerve-wracking atmosphere. Still, the highlights of the night for me came first when Chin read, almost mumbling into the mic, his fierce, witty, highly atmospheric prose taking me into his personal story, which has long fascinated his devoted fans, and then when White, joined by all the others, led off the "world premiere" of "Swisher Suite," a choreo-poem in which all the readers took parts, as though they were verbal Rockettes, taking turns tossing out the words, batting them back and forth, taking center stage with them, and rousing the crowd with choreographed verbal high kicking. It was an unforgettable moment in the San Francisco poetry scene. For more on the National Queer Arts Festival, check out


I wish to object in the strongest terms to Mark Mardon’s (Feel the Pulse! 6/15/2006) description of me at the GuyWriters National Queer Arts Festival event at the SF LGBT Community Center. Mr. Mardon refers to me as a “nelly versifier”- I wish to point out to Mr. Mardon that I was, without a doubt, the butchest thing in Gucci in the entire room.


Andrew Demcak
ex-Rat Catcher and poet-at-large

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Get Your Hot LINKS!

Here is a sampler pack of some links to my work: