Stephen Anderson Collection

Biographical Note

Stephen L. Anderson was born on May 18, 1944 in Stoughton, WI and was raised in Atlanta, GA and Knoxville, TN.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his undergraduate degree, where he received a BA in Spanish Language and Literature; he also holds an MA in Spanish Language and Literature and MSSW in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He served in Chile as a member of the Peace Corps from 1966-1969, and has since worked as a psychotherapist in Milwaukee, WI. 

In addition to his work in psychology, Stephen Anderson is an award-winning poet and writer.  His work has appeared in Southwest Review, Verse Wisconsin, Free Verse, New Purlieu Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Harvests of New Millennium, Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, Fox Cry Review, Brawler, Foundling Review, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  He is the author of Montezuma Resurrected and Other Poems (2001), The Silent Tango of Dreams (2006), Navigating in the Sun (2015), In the Garden of Angels and Demons (2017), and The Dream Angel Plays the Cello, Poems (2019).

Although native to the Midwest, Anderson has spent time in Chile, as a university lecturer at the Queen Mary & Westfield College at the University of London, and has taken numerous trips to Europe and Trinidad and Tobago, his wife’s native country.  His poetry reflects his sense of himself as a citizen of the world, rather than solely a Midwesterner. 

Scope and Content

Series 1, (in progress) Works written by Stephen Anderson, correspondence, and materials relating to his public poetry readings and his time in the Peace Corps.  His written works comprise both poetry, published in his own volumes and others, and articles written for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other newspapers.  The correspondence relates to his work as a poet, and includes exchanges with publishers and colleagues.  Also included are publicity materials for his public poetry readings and a CD recording of a reading from 2016. 

Series 2, Electronic Materials consists of electronic materials transferred by the author, as well as material published by Anderson on the internet and collected in Archive-It, a website-capturing tool.  See the Stephen Anderson Collection for access to Archive-It materials.

Series Box Folder Folder Title
1 1 1 Poetry Books by Stephen Anderson, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2014-2015
1 1 2 Featured Articles by Stephen Anderson, 1980, 1983-1984, 1986-1987, 1989, 2014
1 1 3 Correspondence, 1983, 1986, 1989, 2000-2001, 2003, 2016
1 1 4 Free Verse Poetry Journals, 2004, 2007-2009
1 1 5 Poetry Readings – Publicity, 2005-2007, 2013-2014
1 1 6 Poetry Readings – Recordings, 2016
1 1 7 Peace Corps, 1966-1969, 1987
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Collected works from across the internet in Archive-It, a website-capturing tool: