Catherine Anderson


438 Greenway Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113-1729

Author's Bio

Born in Detroit, the daughter of a school teacher and a newspaper reporter, Catherine Anderson has published three full-length collections of poetry as well as numerous essays. Her newest full-length collection is Everyone I Love Immortal, with Woodley Memorial Press, due out at the end of January 2019. Her work has been noted in The Georgia Review, The Boston Globe, and The Kansas City Star. For years she lived in Boston where she edited a community newspaper centered on the lives of Asian Americans and worked as a staff writer for area nonprofits. She now lives in Kansas City where she works with new interpreters from the city’s immigrant communities.

Publications & Prizes

Everyone I Love Immortal (Woodley Press, 2019)
Woman With a Gambling Mania (Mayapple Press, 2014)
The Work of Hands (Perugia Press, 2000)
In the Mother Tongue (Alice James Books, 1983)
Prizes won: 

Crab Orchard Review: 2010 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize

The I-70 Review: 2013 Gary Gildner Poetry Award

Southern Humanities Review: 2018 Finalist for the Jake Adam York Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Marianne Boruch Linda Gregerson Sharon Olds Larry Levis W.S. Merwin Trish Reeves Ada Limon Donald Justice Robert Hayden Elizabeth Bishop Philip Levine Tracy K. Smith Susan Stewart Natasha Trethewey Adonis Pablo Neruda Bertolt Brecht Aracelis Girmay Anne Truitt Li Po Tu Fu Wang Wei
What I'm reading now: 
A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin, Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, The Carrying by Ada Limon, Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith

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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Last update: Aug 18, 2020