Poetry. "In Andrew Kozma's poems, the world is intriguingly askew: `The desert sky opens like the mouth of a dying fish.' Cafes undress, walls merge with air, and rooms speak, sometimes even returning one's gaze, projecting strange images that will shadow you like portraits whose eyes follow you around the room and even into the street. Kozma is at his best evoking those odd moments of disorientation when the stuff of your life transforms, seeming to submerge into a matrix of dream--`those moments air becomes solid and you stare through ice / like a man in a glacier....'"--J. Allyn Rosser.
Andrew Kozma received his M.F.A. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Agni Online, and a non-fiction piece will soon be published by The Iowa Review. His first book of poems, City of Regret, won the Zone 3 First Book Award and was released in September of 2007. Author City: Houston, TX USA