Susan Kay Anderson

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Introduction Susan Kay Anderson’s initial training as a detective began at age nine in Nome, Alaska, by following inebriated citizens making their way from the Board of Trade. Her family lived in outposts in Nevada, Montana, and Germany for a year on her aunt and uncle's organic apple orchard. At 17, she traveled to Finland and lived with a (farming) family in Karelia. She graduated from Sutherlin High School, attended the University of Oregon (B.S. Anthropology) in Eugene and the University of Tuebingen on exchange. She was the poetry editor of Big Talk, a free culture and music magazine. She moved to Colorado and studied with Ed Dorn at C.U. Boulder (M.A. English). Dorn became her mentor and her friend. She has worked as an archeologist and educator and is currently an M.F.A. in Writing candidate at Eastern Oregon University. Recent writing can be found in: Beat Scene, Calibanonline, Honolulu Civil Beat, and is also featured online at Tom Clark Beyond The Pale. Anderson is a recipient of a fellowship from the University of Colorado Boulder, a Jovanovich Award, a Ragdale Residency, and is a 2010 National Poetry Series Finalist.