Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx poet, writer, and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Drawing on his experiences of growing up in a transient immigrant family, he creates worlds filled with characters who are from neither here nor there (ni de aquí, ni de allá). 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. At Least This I Know, his debut poetry collection, will be published January 2022 by 404 Ink. You can pre-order his collection here.
Some accomplishments of note:
- Graduate of MA Writing for Stage & Broadcast Media, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, 2012.
- Awarded poetry commissions through The Courtauld Institute of Art (2018, 2020), Summerhall (2020), and Push The Boat Out Festival (2021).
- Recipient of the Edwin Morgan Trust’s Second Life Grant, 2020. You are invited to explore his project 3 Poems after Edwin Morgan.
- Shortlisted for the 2021 Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour for an un-agented debut novelist.
- Shortlisted for the 2021 Mo Siewcharran Prize for an unpublished debut novel.
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