Poetry Reading with Doug Anderson
Belding Memorial Library (344 Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330, Ashfield MA)
Award-winning poet, writer, and educator Doug Anderson will be reading from his newest collection, *Undress, She Said*. Light refreshments will be provided.
Anderson grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He served as a combat medic in the Vietnam War, and after Vietnam attended the University of Arizona, where he studied acting. He started writing poetry after he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts. His first book of poetry, *The Moon Reflected Fire*, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 1995, and *Blues for Unemployed Secret Police* received a grant from the Eric Mathieu King Fund of the Academy of American Poets. His memoir *Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery* was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. His work has appeared in many literary journal. In addition to poetry and creative nonfiction he has written plays, screenplays, and journalism. He has taught in the Pacific University of Oregon and Bennington College MFA programs, and he is a teaching affiliate of the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences at UMASS Boston. He has written critical work for the publications across the English-speaking world.