Lee Anderson was born in Saxton, Pennsylvania, in 1896. As a writer he is best known for his tetralogy of long poems: Prevailing Winds (1944), The Floating World (1954), Nags Head (1960), and Bearstone (1969). A champion of poetry as an oral/aural tradition, he recorded over 150 writers reading and discussing their work over the course of two decades. In 1959, he was hired at Yale University and started the Yale Series of Recorded Poets. Anderson donated many of his recordings to the Library of Congress. He died in 1972.
Audio Recordings with Lee Anderson
- Lee Anderson and Josephine Jacobsen reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Apr. 27, 1970