Andersen, Jonathan

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  • Jonathan Andersen is the author of Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018), which was awarded the 2017 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Poetry Prize. Other books include Stomp and Sing (Curbstone Press/ Northwestern University Press, 2005) and The Burden Note (Meridian Prize, 2014), a bilingual chapbook published for the 42nd Smederevo’s Poetry Autumn in Serbia. He is also the editor of the anthology Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U.S.A. (Smokestack Books, 2008). His poems have appeared in print and online publications, including Blue Collar Review, The Café Review, Chiron Review, Connecticut Review, Counterpunch, Exposition Review, Freshwater, HeART, Here, North American Review, The Progressive, Rattle, and The Worcester Review, among others. He has been a featured reader at events in the eastern United States and throughout the United Kingdom, and in Belgrade at the 49th International Festival of Literature in 2012.

    For twelve years he was a high school English and special education teacher, and since 2008 he has been a professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic, Connecticut. He and his wife, fellow writer and educator Denise Abercrombie, live in Storrs, Connecticut. They have two sons, Kit Andersen and Miles Wilkerson.

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  • Titles by This Author:

    Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018)
    Stomp and Sing (Curbstone/Northwestern, 2005)
    Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U. S. A. (Smokestack Books-UK, 2008)