Poetry. "Doug Anderson's HORSE MEDICINE has grit and laughter as its main ingredients. We follow the compass needle to wherever it points, and before we realize it, we have crossed numerous borders, and are delivered to some engaging truths. These homages to friends and passing strangers, to everyday souls—being in and of the larger world—transport us to a fidelity that matters in our daily lives. These poems sing in a key we feel and know. HORSE MEDICINE, tinctured with wit and love, goes down so easily."—Yusef Komunyakaa
Doug Anderson's book THE MOON REFLECTED FIRE (Alice James Books, 2002) won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 1995, and his Blues for Unemployed Secret Police a grant from the Academy of American Poets in 2000. Most recently he is the author of the poetry collection, HORSE MEDICINE (Barrow Street Press, 2015). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Poets & Writers, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the MacDowell Colony, and others. He has twice been a fellow at Fort Juniper in Amherst, Massachusetts, the former home of the poet Robert Francis. His play, Short Timers, was produced at Theater for the New City in New York in 1981. His memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery, was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. He has also written film scripts and criticism. He teaches in the department of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Author City: AMHERST, MA USA