Synopses & Reviews
Previous Praise for Maggie Anderson's Cold Comfort
"We are struck by the generosity of a voice that manages to bridge the gap between a personal and a world view, a balance that reveals a narrator who is of the world yet not overwhelmed by it."
Previous Praise for
Anderson's Cold Comfort
"She is primarily a poet of moral urgencya political poet as we say these daysbut she is never shrill, relying on the tensions inherent in the natural worl rather than on rhetoric."
American Book Review
Praise for Maggie Anderson’s earlier work, Cold Comfort
“The crux of Maggie Anderson’s poems is the strong narrative line, one accompanied by an abundance of lore based in the folkways of the people. And her energy is that very essence of the old stories and poetry—present in the talk of ordinary people.”
About the Author
Maggie Anderson is the author of several poetry collections including, Years That Answer, Windfall, and Cold Comfort. She is the editor of Hill Daughter: New and Selected Poems of Louise McNeill, and co-editor of A Gathering of Poets, and Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School. Anderson has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches creative writing at Kent State University where she directs the Wick Poetry Program and edits the Wick Poetry Series through the Kent State University Press.