The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Andrew Nance

Andrew Nance is a 2001 graduate of the Pathfinder School who then went on to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy where he majored in visual arts. At Interlochen he was recognized with Achievement Awards in photography, as well as in history and political science. After graduating from Interlochen, he spent a year rock and ice climbing throughout the United States and Canada. Andrew then attended the University of Montana where he received awards in poetry and in literary study including the Davidson Honors College’s Research Award for a yearlong critical study on contemporary poetics. 
During the summers, Andrew worked in Glacier National Park for a backcountry guide service and also traveled throughout Europe, where he studied at the Université de Savoie in Chambery, France. Andrew graduated from the University of Montana in 2010 having received a BA with honors in English literature and creative writing.
Andrew then went on to study poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as a Truman Capote Fellow. Upon graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with a Master of Fine Arts degree, he was awarded a postgraduate fellowship in order to teach poetry at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand. He then returned to Iowa City in order to teach at Kirkwood Community College. He now lives in Athens, Georgia, where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia.
Andrew Nance’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Narrative, OmniVerse, Prelude, The Volta, and elsewhere. 
He is the founding editor of Company, a journal of new poetry and visual art. You can find him online at: