Translation, a collaboration with photographer Anne Rosén, was published by Voix Editions in 2010, as was the 2011 "matchbook" collaboration Arcadia (Para Walter Benjamin).

The author is the director of the Maud / Olson Library, and a co-founder of the Gloucester Writers Center.

A sensei in Seido karate, he is also a senior editor at Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.

André Spears was born and raised in New York City, and since the late 1970s has lived with his wife in Greenwich Village, where they raised their family. He is a dual French / American national, and for over twenty years made his living chartering tankers and freighters for a Greek-American shipping group. A graduate of Yale, he holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from NYU, and has studied with Dudley Fitts, W. K. Wimsatt, Gilles Deleuze, Roland Barthes, Francis Ponge, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Geoffrey Hartman, Gérard Genette and Jacques Derrida. He is the author of Xo: A Tale for the New Atlantis (1983, repub 2019) and, from work in progress, Letters from Mu (Part I ) (2000); Fragments from Mu: A sequel (2007); Nexus of Evil: Late fragments, 1-7 (2009); XIII: Ship of State (Dispatches Editions, 2019). From the Lost Land (I-XII)Shrinkrap: Litany in Quadraphony and a print re-publication of Xo are forthcoming from BlazeVOX in 2020. All titles are available from Amazon.

Other work includes a collaboration with the French artist Scanreigh on the artist's books Lost in Space and United States. Academic publications include articles in Comparative Literature (“Evolution in Context: ‘Deep Time,’ Archaeology and the Post-Romantic Paradigm,” Fall 1996 and The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (“Warlords of Atlantis: Chasing the Demon of Analogy in the America(s) of Lawrence, Artaud and Olson,” 28.2-3, June-September 2001); republished online in OlsonNow, together with "Re: Sun @ Aquarius (Harmolodic projeKct for Charles Olson)," which originally appeared in Shifter #10. His work has appeared in House Organ (#74, 78, 81, 84, 88, 90); Cough (#3, 7, 8, 9); BlazeVOX16, 17; Dispatches from the Poetry Wars (2016 – 20172018 - 2019). Readings from work in progress were recorded at the Cloudburst Council (2012); the Gloucester Writers Center (2015), (2016); Xit the Bear (2018).