Poet and librettist Nathalie Anderson teaches in the Department
of English Literature at Swarthmore College, where she directs
the Program in Creative Writing. Her poems have appeared
in such magazines as APR's Philly Edition, Cross Connect,
Southern Poetry Review, Louisville Review, New Millennium
Writings, Double Take, and Paris Review, and have been awarded
prizes from The Madison Review, Nimrod, the Cumberland Poetry
Review, Inkwell Magazine, and the Joseph Campbell Society.
Her volume *Following Fred Astaire* won the Washington Prize
for 1998 from The Word Works; a second volume, *Crawlers*,
is currently under consideration by publishers. Nathalie
Anderson has authored two operas -- *The Black Swan* and
*Sukey in the Dark* -- in collaboration with composer Thomas
Whitman. Nathalie Anderson was a fellow at Yaddo in 1986,
and in 1993 she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.