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. Besides Nevada, Montana, and other places, she also lived in Germany for a year on her aunt and uncle's organic farm. 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), and the University of Tuebingen. She was the poetry editor of Big Talk, a free culture and music magazine. She worked at Explore Booksellers in Aspen and studied with Ed Dorn at C.U. Boulder (M.A. English). Dorn became her mentor and her friend. Among other endeavors, Anderson has worked as an archeological technician, an educator, and is currently an M.F.A. in Writing Candidate at Eastern Oregon University. Anderson's recent writing is in: BlazeVOX Journal Spring 2016, Beat Scene, Calibanonline, Concis, and also featured 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.