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Alice Anderson

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Alice Anderson is the author of Human Nature, Poems, awarded both the Elmer Holmes Bobst Prize for Emerging Writers from NYU and the Best First Book Prize from the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Human Nature earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Anderson holds (quite gingerly) an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where, it turns out, they educate rich nubile lesbians and not budding pastry chefs. Her poems appear in journals such as New York Quarterly, New Letters, Agni, and The Plum Review. Poems are featured in the anthologies On The Verge: Emerging Poets and Artists; American Poetry, The Next Generation; and The Why and Later, Poets Speak on Rape. Anderson's classic poem "The Split" will appear in the 20th anniversary edition of The Courage to Heal. She teaches writing at an urban community college. An advocate for victims of incest and domestic violence, Anderson lives and writes in Sacramento, California, having escaped the deep-water bayou hell of post-Katrina Gulf Coast Mississippi. She is the single mother to three light-filled, miraculous children and is remarkably, still standing. And smiling.

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