Nathalie Anderson

Professor of English Literature

Nathalie Anderson

Professor of English Literature Nathalie Anderson is an award-winning poet and accomplished librettist. Her first book, Following Fred Astaire, won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works, and her second, Crawlers, won the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. She has authored libretti for two operas, The Black Swan and Sukey in the Dark, and is currently at work on a third collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman and Philadelphia's Orchestra 2001, an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle's A Scandal in Bohemia.

Professor Anderson was a fellow at Yaddo in 1986, and, in 1993, she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. At Swarthmore, her courses focus on modern, contemporary, and women's poetry. She is also director of the Program in Creative Writing.

Nathalie Anderson received her B.A. from Agnes Scott College, her M.A. from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. from Emory University.