About Andrés Castro


Worked as a lumber yard hired hand, NYC USPTA certified head tennis professional, C.L.I.O study traveling data collector, rehabilitation counselor, college academic counselor, Metropolitan Museum of Art Special Security Officer, NYC Dept. of Ed. Teaching Fellow, boys-to-men workshop facilitator, poetry workshop instructor, Creative Writing Club mentor, etc.

Education: Psychology BA (Queens College, CUNY), English BA (Queens College, CUNY), Creative Writing MFA (Brooklyn College, CUNY), Teaching of Creative Writing Post-MFA Cert. (Antioch U.)

PEN member, listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers,  founding editor of small press nonprofit poetry journals: The U.S. Latino Review  (1999-2001) and The Teacher’s Voice (2004-2014).

Brooklyn-born, South Bronx-raised, my wife and I have lived in Queens, New York, since 1981. Our son, daughter, and son-in-law are teachers. 

 *Available for public readings. I hope to release some manuscripts of collected poems and chapbooks with a supportive publisher some day. 


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