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Andrea Elise

Andrea Elise

HPPR Radio Readers Book Club Contributor

Andrea Elise was born in Sopron, Hungary and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1956. She grew up in Amarillo, and attended Amarillo College before transferring to Duke University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She spent two years in the Peace Corps in South Korea, then obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University.

Her interests include writing essays and poetry (she published a book of poems and haikus in 2023), partner dancing (if anyone is interested in East Coast swing or jitterbug dancing, please get in touch), playing mandolin, hiking, working out and reading. She is unnecessarily proud of her airline barf bag collection dating back to the early 1960’s. She lives in Amarillo with her very understanding husband, their two high-maintenance cats and several foster cats who somehow made her husband’s tool shed a resting place complete with room service.

  • Hello HPPR listeners. I’m Andrea Elise in Amarillo, and I am excited to tell you about a poem called “A Song of Winter Weather.”Isn’t it fun to stumble upon an author who, though widely published, is new to you?
  • Hello, my name is Andrea Elise and I live in Amarillo, Texas.Let’s start this book byte with a quote from Robert Browning. Browning once wrote: “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” In other words, we can try all we want to achieve our goals, but if they are too easy, there is no challenge.
  • I would like to talk today about Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Stars Over the Dordogne.”Even if one does not know of Sylvia’s devastating history of depression and eventual suicide, it does not take long to realize the depth of sadness in her beautiful poem.
  • Hello, my name is Andrea Elise and I live in Amarillo, Texas. I just finished reading the excellent short story “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield, published in the author’s 1922 collection of stories called The Garden Party.
  • Hello, HPPR Book Club members. My name is Andrea Elise and I live in Amarillo, TX.I just finished reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s extraordinary memoir, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith.
  • Hello, my name is Andrea Elise and I live in Amarillo, TX. I just finished reading Rosemary Brown’s compelling memoir, Unfinished Symphonies, published in 1971.
  • My name is Andrea Elise and I’m from Amarillo, Texas. I just finished reading How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now (2022) by James K. A. Stevens.