Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett

Part-Time Faculty

433 Manoogian

Curriculum vitae


 Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett is a translator and musician, who lives in Detroit, Michigan. He translates from the ancient Greek, modern Greek and Latin. He is working with modern Greek poet Dimitris Lyacos on his follow up to the Poena Damni trilogy. He is also currently one of forty translators, under the helm of Stanley Lombardo and William Levitan, working on a new translation of the Dionysiaca of Nonnos to be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2021. He teaches, as an adjunct instructor, ancient Greek mythology at Wayne State University.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Translation and translation theory. Nonnus of Panopolis. Hermeticism and late Antiquity. Heraclitus.


  • M.A. in Literary Translation Studies, University of Rochester
  • M.A. in Classics, Wayne State University
  • B.A. in Classics, Wayne State University

Awards and grants

  • American Literary Translation Association Travel Fellowship: 2013

  • Residency at the Banff Literary Translation Centre: June, 2011

  •  Residency at the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference: May 31-June 6, 2019

Selected publications

“Entangled Narratives and Dionysian Frenzy: an Interview with Dimitris Lyacos” in 3:AM Magazine, September 18th, 2020

“A Dissociated Locus: Dimitris Lyacos Interviewed by Andrew Barrett” in Bomb, November 21, 2018

"Translation of Three Visions of Zosimus” in 3:AM Magazine, June 8 2015

“Translation of selected fragments of Heraclitus” in Volt, A Magazine of the Arts, Volume 20, Spring 2015

"Excerpts from a New Translation of Nonnus' Dionysiaca" in Aldus, a Journal of Translation, Spring 2013

"A Translation of Haris Psarras' 'Circe Penelope'" in Tellus, March 2013

Biographical entries on John Adams, Joan Baez, Joseph Cornell, Stanley Kubrick, Mark Rothko and Orson Welles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, February 2013

"Translations of Haris Psarras' 'Enclosure,' 'Matchbook,' and 'Odysseus' in Aldus, a Journal of Translation, Spring 2012

"Excerpts from a New Translation of Nonnus' Dionysiaca" in Anomalous Press, September 2011

"Translations of Christopher Kontonikolis' 'Timoniad' and 'Timon vs. Newton'" in Words Without Borders, October 2011

Courses taught by Andrew Barrett

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022