Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House
Monday, November 8, 2010
Writers House website
Jack Anderson, poet and dance writer, is the author of 10 books of poetry and seven collections of dance history and criticism. He was co-editor, with George Dorris, of Dance Chronicle from 1997 to 2007. He writes on dance for The New York Times, www.nytheatre-wire.com, and Dancing Times of London.
Anderson's most recent dance book is Art Without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance, an international history of modern dance. He has taught dance history and criticism at the University of Adelaide (Australia), North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Minnesota, College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, Minnesota), New School for Social Research, Herbert L. Lehman College (New York City), and American Dance Festival. He also served on the dance panel of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Anderson’s most recent book of poetry is Getting Lost in a City Like This. His poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Party Train, for which it provided the title. He has been a visiting poet-in-residence at the University of Kansas and the College of DuPage in Illinois. He received a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship and a National Endowment literary award.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film. The Franklin & Marshall bookstore will be on hand to sell books.
This event is open to the public.
Free; no tickets required.