About Andrés Castro

my-pic-copy-2-copyPEN member/volunteer; listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers; undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English from Queens College (CUNY); Brooklyn College MFA (CUNY); Antioch University Post-MFA Teaching of Creative Writing Certificate.

I have worked as a lumber yard hired hand; boiler company driver; USPTA certified head tennis professional in New York City; East to West coast traveling data collector for the C.L.I.O study; rehabilitation counselor; college academic counselor; Metropolitan Museum of Art Day Guard to Late Watch Special Security Officer; NYC Dept. of Ed. Teaching Fellow; high school boys to men workshop facilitator; poetry workshop facilitator; and mentor for the Creative Writing Club in New York City. 

Brooklyn-born, South Bronx-raised, I have lived with my wife in Queens, New York, since getting married in 1981. Our son, daughter, and son-in-law are teachers and school administrators in the U.S. and U.K.

 *Available for public readings, poetry workshops, poetry tutorials, and group/private tennis lessons (specializing in over 35-year-olds). I am also looking for a recognized publisher for a manuscript of my collected poems and several chapbooks. Please see contact information. 


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