Author of the New York University Press book, Human Nature, which has won two major first book prizes, Alice Anderson is a strikingly talented poet. Her work can be found in journals such as New York Quarterly, New Letters, Agni, and The Plum Review; and in anthologies such as On The Verge: Emerging Poets and Artists in America; American Poetry, The Next Generation; and The Why and Later: Poets Speak on Rape. Anderson’s classic poem “The Split” appears in the 20th anniversary edition of The Courage to Heal. A longtime advocate for victims of incest and domestic violence, Alice Anderson now writes out of Sacramento, having escaped the post-Katrina Mississippi coast. Her poetry addresses difficult subjects with eloquence and grace.
Alice Anderson performed on August 19th, 2009.