My Books

The Painting Portfolio: A Comprehensive and Current Collection of Visual Art

51vemu2amll

This book contains more than 500 pieces of visual art from the first 20 years of my life, including a wide collection of illustrations from my books and the more than 300 acrylic paintings I have produced since late 2019. I hope you enjoy this portfolio!


The Book of Matrix Poetry

51dfqmi7o8l

The following is an in-depth introduction to matrix poetry, a form that I invented in 2018. This style scaffolds the best elements of cascade poems with the structure of a mathematical matrix. This book contains illustrated instructions and examples of matrix poems, as well as a variation of the format that should provide the reader with an interesting challenge to replicate.

Sample: “Watercolor Hearts”

Chaos commissions masterful watercolor paintings
to overcome his plagued genius and lovelorn immortality
that pressure the imaginations of his heart to demand order.

Imaginative geniuses are plagued
by the demands of their commission
to master their lovelorn watercolor hearts,

painted by Order to overcome the pressure of Chaos’s immortality.


Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets (Original Black and White Promotional Printed Edition)

Black and White Version Cover

Why read this book? Because everybody – from the cosmic to the microscopic – has a story to tell. I have always wanted to know what goes on inside the heads of animals. Poetry was the tool that made this possible. “Wild Writers” allows us to have imaginary conversations with our pets and other creatures and empathize with them.

Who knows? We might end up learning new things along the way.


Exhortations: Biblical Encouragements for Daily Living

41fm721nx2l._sx331_bo1204203200_

The following is a collection of original exhortations by yours truly: they are encouragements and devotionals rooted in the verses of the King James Bible to add light and depth to your day. I hope that you enjoy this book!


The Big Book of Pun-ishment: A Diverse Collection of Original Jokes, One-Liners, and Punchlines

41pmqtvj9l._sy344_bo1204203200_

Andrew Blitman is a writer who loves science, history, and poetry. This is his first joke book (and hopefully not his last). Some of his other works include “Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel” and “Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets”. You can read more of his works on http://www.andrewblitman.com.


The Emperor and the Swan: And Other Short Story Poems

51t6i9mhucs._sx331_bo1204203200_

This poetry collection is my anthology of the best longform fiction poems and short stories that I have written to date, condensing all of my short stories into a single volume for your enjoyment.


The Anthology Anthology: The Grand Gallery of Poetry and Art

51pbuapbmol._sx384_bo1204203200_

“The Anthology Anthology” is the ultimate compilation of my poems and visual artwork, organized by format and genre (brevity, haiku, short story, etc.), and also according to the themes that they share (history, nature, romance, etc.). This book is the core collection of my life’s work, making it effectively an encyclopedia or portfolio of my entire creative career to date. I hope that you enjoy it!


The Condensed Poetry Anthology

Condensed Poetry Front Cover

This book is an extensive compilation of poetry. The goal is to consolidate them in one place for easy reference and creative depth. Without further ado, here are the poems that most defined the first ten years of my writing career.


Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel

birthright-2012-cover

“Birthright 2012” is a personal account of my voyage throughout Israel. The outer story incorporates humor, science, history, and my own observations as I explore the land. It should appeal to the armchair traveler who would like to experience the country but is unable to and also to anyone who would like to learn more about this bastion of democracy in the Middle East. Beneath this outer story there exists an inner story. Filled with humor, philosophy, and poetry, this underlying aspect of the book follows my own personal voyage to self-awareness. “Birthright 2012” chronicles the daily activities of my University of Miami Birthright trip to Israel. Each chapter highlights a single day’s events, activities, and sights. The book is chock-full of deep personal insights, light humorous anecdotes, witty observations, and scientific and historical facts. I hope you will follow me on my journey through the Land of Milk and Honey.


Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets

Writing Wild Cover 7

Why read this book? Because everybody – from the cosmic to the microscopic – has a story to tell. I have always wanted to know what goes on inside the heads of animals. Poetry was the tool that made this possible. “Wild Writers” allows us to have imaginary conversations with our pets and other creatures and empathize with them.

Who knows? We might end up learning new things along the way.


Wild Writers, Volume 2: Portraits and Poems from the Animal Kingdom 

Petrels Book Cover

Read the second installment for the same reason as the first, with new creatures in the mix. Coming soon to Amazon is Wild Writers, Volume 2. Are you ready?


Wild Writers, Volume 3: Voices in Peril 

WIld Writers 3 Cover

The third installment focuses on endangered plants and animals from around the world. Their voices are significant, too. Read this book to learn about the Giant Sequoia, the Ganges River Shark, Welwitschia, and many other species that share our planet.


A Multifaceted Comparison of Highly Migratory Species Regulation in the Caribbean (the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica)

masters-project-coverDownload here: andrew-blitman-mps-internship-report

To purchase a paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1499575963

My Masters Project in Marine Affairs, that assesses and compares the conservation policies that protect billfish – marlin, sailfish, and swordfish – in the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. Through the use of ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems) and a matrix/checklist of 78 distinct criteria, I determine which of the three countries could serve best as a model for highly migratory species regulation in the English-speaking areas of the Caribbean region. In July 2015, I presented my findings at the ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) User Conference in San Diego, before an international audience.


Meet the Author

Andrew Blitman

andrew-blitman

Andrew Blitman is an author and artist who likes to draw and write poetry and science articles. He can be contacted via e-mail at andrew.blitman@gmail.com.