Andrés N. Ordorica (he/him) is a queer Latinx poet, writer, and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Drawing on his family’s immigrant history and his own third culture upbringing, his writing maps the journey of diaspora and unpacks what it means to be from ni de aquí, ni de allá (neither here, nor there).

His writing often addresses themes of queerness, liminality, and concepts of belonging. He has published personal essays and creative journalism on the arts, mental health, sexuality, and immigration. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

At Least This I Know, his debut poetry collection, is published with 404 Ink. You can order his collection here.

How We Named The Stars, his debut novel, is to be published in North America in early 2024 by Tin House.

A man smiles while sitting on a bench on a sunny day. He wears a wool coat, yellow Mexican huipil, light washed jeans, and brown leather cowboy boots.
Daniel McGowan Photography

He serves as a judge for the Forward Prize for Poetry 2023.

His fiction writing is represented by Caro Clarke of Portobello Literary.

He serves as a trustee and board member for Artlink Edinburgh. He is passionate about advocating for increased opportunities for marginalised communities to engage with the creatives arts.

You can follow him on Twitter: @AndresNOrdorica