C.B. Anderson grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, attended Wesleyan University for two-and-a-half years beginning in 1967, and eventually earned a bachelor degree in mathematics and natural science from Harvard University Extension. For many years he was employed in a variety of occupations, including subsistence farmer, cowboy, carpenter and landscaper. He was the head gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden, for more than twenty years. In 2003, at the age of fifty-four, he read a poem by Don Paterson (“A Gift”) that so impressed him he felt compelled to try his hand at the craft. Since then, more than six hundred of his poems have appeared in scores of print and electronic journals out of North America, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria and India. His e-chapbook, A Walk in the Dark, was published by the New Formalist Press in 2007: theformalist.org (There is a wealth of poetry at this site.)

His collection of poetry, Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder (which is available from Amazon), was published in 2013 by White Violet Press.

He has lived in Massachusetts for more than thirty years, where he and his wife raised and home-schooled two children (now grown). He still gardens, both professionally and recreationally, and spends as much time as possible reading and writing formal poems.


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