The author was born as Elgin Andres Woodard but prefers to go by his given name, Andre Andres X. He is from a small town south of Houston, Texas. Andre is a graduate from Houston Baptist University; it was there that his love for poetry began. He wrote a short poetry series inspired by the works of Langston Hughes for a college project, which was so successful that after graduation, he continued to write as a form of expression. Andre considers himself and his work to be revolutionary, and he is proud to be Black. Andre is someone who loves history and is unafraid to speak his mind; both of these characteristics can be seen in his art. Aside from writing poetry, Andre also has a podcast, "The X-Communicated", available on all platforms, and he does photography that he posts on his social media.