Nathalie Anderson has taught since 1982 at Swarthmore College, where she serves as a Professor of English Literature, and directs the Program in Creative Writing. She’s the author of two books of poetry: Following Fred Astaire, which won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works; and Crawlers, which won the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. Anderson’s poems have appeared in such journals as APR’s Philly Edition, Atlanta Review, Denver Quarterly, DoubleTake, Inkwell Magazine, Journal of Mythic Arts, Louisville Review, Natural Bridge, The New Yorker, Nimrod, North American Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Recorder, Southern Poetry Review, and Spazio Humano. Her work has been commissioned for the Ulster Museum’s collection of visual art and poetry titled A Conversation Piece; for the catalogue of the retrospective exhibition Sarah McEneany at the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania; and for the artist’s press book titled Ars Botanica, published by Enid Mark of ELM Press. Her work appears in The Book of Irish American Poetry From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Notre Dame), and her poems have twice been solicited for inclusion in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (St. Martin’s). In addition to her operatic collaborations with Thomas Whitman, she has worked with Orchestra 2001 on two children’s operas, a forty-five minute Magic Flute and S’bastian and Betty Ann, a version of the Mozart opera Bastien and Bastienne, Nathalie Anderson was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 1993. She serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library.


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