Jon Anderson (poet)
|Jon Victor Anderson|
|Born||July 4, 1940
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||October 20, 2007 (aged 67)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
|Notable awards||John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award|
Anderson's first book, Looking for Jonathan, was an inaugural selection of the Pitt Poetry Series of the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1967. His second, Death & Friends, was nominated for the National Book Award.
- Looking for Jonathan, poetry (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1968)
- Death & Friends, poetry (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970)
- In Sepia, poetry (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1974)
- Counting the Days, poetry (Lisbon: Penumbra, 1974)
- Cypresses, poetry (Port Townsend: Graywolf Press, 1981)
- The Milky Way: Poems 1967-1982, poetry (New York: Ecco Press, 1983)
- Day Moon, poetry (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001)
He won a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1976; the Shelley Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America in 1983 for career achievement; and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry in 1986.
He began his teaching career at the University of Portland 1968–72 as an instructor, becoming an assistant professor of creative writing. He was assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio University 1972–73, the University of Pittsburgh 1973–76, and University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1976–77. At the University of Arizona he served as associate professor from 1978 until his retirement. On February, 2008 they held a tribute reading.
He married Nancy Garland in 1964; married his second wife, Linda Baker, in 1967; and married third wife, Barbara Hershkowitz in 1971, with whom he had one son, Bodi Orlen Anderson.
Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000002170.
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