Stephen Anderson is a Milwaukee poet/writer and translator whose work has appeared in Southwest Review, Blue Heron Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, New Purlieu Review, Free Verse, Verse Wisconsin, Poetica Review, Foundling Review, Poetry Hall, Verse-Virtual, Latin American Literature Today, the anthology Poems to Lift You Up & Make You Smile, as well as in other online and print journals.
His poetry has been featured on the Milwaukee NPR-affiliate WUWM Lake Effect Program. He is the author of three chapbooks, and two full-length collections, In The Garden Of Angels And Demons (2017), and The Dream Angel Plays The Cello (2019.) Several of his poems appeared in the poetry collection, Portals And Piers (2012). In the summer of 2013, six of his poems formed the text for a chamber music composition entitled The Privileged Secrets of the Arch performed by some musicians, including two members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and an opera singer.
His experiences while living abroad as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile, and in London, England when he taught at the University of London/Queen Mary and Westfield College have influenced his writing in that it tends to be more globally-focused rather than purely regional. His work is being archived under the Stephen Anderson Collection in the Raynor Libraries at Marquette University.
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 29, 2021)