Fred Andrle is a poet and playwright. His current poetry collection is What Counts (XOXOX Press, Gambier, Ohio). His first collection is Love Life (XOXOX, 2008). His poetry is featured in the anthology, Prayers to Protest: Poems that Center and Bless Us (Pudding House Press), and his poem, “The Book,” was read by Garrison Keillor on his public radio series, “The Writer’s Almanac.” Fred has received playwriting and poetry fellowships from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. His one-act play, “The Eternal Brunch,” was staged by the Contemporary American Theater Company (Columbus) in 2000. He is a member of the “House of Toast,” a Columbus poetry writing and performance group.
Fred was the Executive Producer and Host of “Open Line,” a daily public affairs talk show on WOSU, the National Public Radio affiliate in Columbus. He has received Ohio Public Broadcasting and Regional Emmy awards for his radio and television programs.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from Stanford.