Discipline: Literature – poetry

T.J. Anderson III

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Roanoke, VA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, poet and musician T.J. Anderson III is the author of Devonte Travels the Sorry Route (Omnidawn Press, 2019), Cairo Workbook (Willow Books, 2014), River to Cross (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2004), Blood Octave (Flat Five Recordings, 2006), and the chapbook At Last Round Up (lift books, 1996). A former Fulbright Scholar at Cairo University, he teaches at Hollins University.

While at MacDowell drafted poems for his fifth book, The Lynchburg Project, a collection of various texts exploring his indigenous and African American ancestry in Virginia, and completed a full length poetry manuscript, Glimpsed, Angelic.



T.J. Anderson III worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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