Andrew Kang is a student from Baltimore, Maryland. Their poems appear or are forthcoming in Narrative, Sine Theta, and GASHER. They were the winner of the 2022 Narrative High School Writing Contest, judged by Jericho Brown, and have work recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation, the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and the Adroit Prizes. They also recruit for Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project and serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Surging Tide Magazine.

contact: andyak316 [at] gmail



"Buzzcut" - Narrative Magazine
2022 High School Writing Contest, 1st Place
Selected by Jericho Brown
Recognized as Narrative 30 Under 30
“‘Buzzcut’ is a deceptively simple poem carrying in it the complexities of family, identity, and the gains made once we’re willing to lose. The poem rightly risks sensual imagery for the sake of real epiphany. And the poem makes sure to situate itself in the present moment in a way that makes it last forever.” —Jericho Brown“‘Drop The Hyphen,’” “February” - Sine Theta Magazine (print)"Monkey King's Immortality," "Summer Diary" - GASHER Journal (forthcoming)"After Graduation," "Self" - Struggle Magazine (print, forthcoming)"HYPERPOP INTERLUDE" - INKSOUNDS (forthcoming)"I Will Waste My Life," "Butter Lettuce" - Indigo Literary Journal (forthcoming)


YoungArts Winner (2023) -
Honorable Mention in Creative Nonfiction
Merit in Poetry
Adroit Prize for Poetry (2022)
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2022) -
Gold Key in Poetry x 2
Silver Key in Critical Essay x 2
Honorable Mention in Poetry x 2
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2021) -
Silver Medal in Personal Essay/Memoir



Surging Tide Magazine, Co-Editor-in-Chief. See our latest issue.
Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project, Recruitment Coordinator. Get involved.
Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship, Poetry Mentee under Katie Berta.
Kenyon Review Young Writers Summer Workshops, Studied under Marcus Jackson.
Community Transformative Justice Training with Mia Mingus.
International Writing Program's Between the Lines Workshop, Studied under José Olivarez and Poupeh Missaghi.
Ellipsis Writing Summer Workshop, Studied under Richie Hofmann.