Dr. Mark R. Anderson

Department, Office, or School
Department of English
  • Associate Professor

Mark Anderson (B.A. Cornell, M.A. University of Minnesota, M.F.A. and Ph.D. Cornell) has published two books of poetry, The Broken Boat and Serious Joy, and his work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Hudson Review, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Poetry Review, among others.

“What the creative writing workshop offers that is otherwise so hard for young writers to come by is accurate descriptions of their work—not judgment, as is often mistakenly supposed. It can be exciting when a group of peers devoted to clear articulations of what we really see on the page arrives at a realization of something we didn’t know we knew."


B.A., Cornell University

M.A., University of Minnesota

M.F.A., Cornell University

Ph.D., Cornell University


ENGL 201 Introduction To Literacy I
ENGL 220 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 340 Contemporary Poetry
ENGL 372 Adv Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 380 Workshop
ENGL 490 Directed Study
ENGL 581 Workshop in Creative Writing
ENGL 590 Independent Study
ENGL 591 Directed Reading