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"I think one of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport." -- Jon Anderson
Jon Victor Anderson (1940 — 2007) was an American poet.

Anderson's first book, Looking for Jonathan, was an inaugural selection of the Pitt Poetry Series of the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1967. His second, Death & Friends, was nominated for the National Book Award.

He won a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1976; the Shelley Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America in 1983 for career achievement; and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry in 1986.

Born July 4 in Somerville, Massachusetts to Henry Victor and Frances (Ladd) Anderson, he earned a BS from Northeastern University (1964) and a MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa (1968).

He began his teaching career at the University of Portland 1968-72 as an instructor, becoming an assistant professor of creative writing. He was assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio University 1972-73, the University of Pittsburgh 1973-76, and University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1976-77. At the University of Arizona he served as associate professor from 1978 until his retirement. On February, 2008 they held a tribute reading.

Poets who studied under Anderson include Agha Shahid Ali, Michael Collier, Stuart Dischell, Loren Goodman, Tony Hoagland, Peter Oresick, David Rivard, and David Wojahn.

He married Nancy Garland in 1964; married his second wife, Linda Baker, in 1967; and married third wife, Barbara Hershkowitz in 1971, with whom he had one son, Bodi Orlen Anderson.

Anderson died on October 20, 2007 in Tucson, Arizona after several weeks of illness. He was cremated and his ashes spread, according to his wishes, in the woods outside of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Total Books: 29
Navigating the Storm Resources of HOPE for Church Leaders
Understanding Cultural Geography Places and traces
Reformatting Politics Information Technology and Global Civil Society
Reformatting Politics Networked Communications and Global Civil Society
The Fall of Baghdad
2005 - The Fall of Baghdad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143035855
ISBN-10: 0143035851
Genre: History

Story Cards Bad Guys Beware
2004 - Story Cards Bad Guys Beware [Story Cards] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781584762713
ISBN-10: 1584762713
Genre: Children's Books

Story Cards Pucker Up Princess
2004 - Story Cards Pucker Up Princess [Story Cards] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781584762720
ISBN-10: 1584762721
Genre: Children's Books

Money A Rich History
2003 - Money a Rich History [Smart About History] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780448432052
ISBN-10: 0448432056
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

City Watch Discovering the Uncommon Chicago
2001 - City Watch Discovering the Uncommon Chicago (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877457527
ISBN-10: 0877457522
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Day Moon
2001 - Day Moon [Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887483172
ISBN-10: 0887483178
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Looking for Jonathan
Looking for Jonathan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780822931416
ISBN-10: 0822931419
Genre: Literature & Fiction

In Sepia
In Sepia [Pitt Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822932789
ISBN-10: 0822932784

Death  friends
Death Friends [Pitt paperback, 61] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822952176
ISBN-10: 0822952173

The Milky Way Poems 1967-1982
The Milky Way Poems 1967-1982 [American Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780880010061
ISBN-10: 0880010061