Andrew Kreider was born and raised in London, England – growing up caught between the sounds of the English “folk-baroque” scene and new wave musician poets like Elvis Costello. Throw in the influence of Canadians Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn, a stint trying to fathom T.S. Eliot and ending up at the feet of Hilaire Belloc, then stir in the upheaval of a move to Midwestern Indiana in his 20s, and you get the fertile soil for some first-class offbeat poetry and songwriting with a “transatlantic drawl.”
Trained in a Mennonite seminary, Kreider spent over a decade as a pastor before hanging up his Sunday best, to give more time to family and to his writing.
Andrew has published two chapbooks, and has an active poetry blog: