Bruce Andrews (1948 – ) is one of the key figures of the Language Poets. Together with Charles Bernstein he edited the influential journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E from 1978 to 1981. Those thirteen issues were later compiled into an anthology, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book (Southern Illinois University Press, 1984).
Andrews was born in Chicago and studied international relations at Johns Hopkins University and political science at Harvard. He taught political science at Fordham University from 1975 through 2013. Andrews’s first book of poems, Edge, was published by Some Of Us Press in 1973. He has since gone on to publish over forty other books of poems, including Swoon Noir (Chax Press, 2006), Tizzy Boost (The Figures, 1993), Executive Summary (Potes & Poets, 1991), and Film Noir (Burning Deck, 1974).