Peter Anderson

Website writerpeteranderson.com

Publications

Poetry

  • Vanishing Ground: Poems (Johannesburg, Quartz Press, 2000)
  • Anthologized in:
    • Essential Things: An Anthology of New South African Poetry, ed. Andries Walter Oliphant (Johannesburg, COSAW, 1992)
    • Against Agamemnon: War Poetry 2009, ed. James Adams (Texas, WaterWood Press, 2009)
    • I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights, eds Melissa Kwasny and M.L. Smoker (Sandpoint, Idaho, Lost Horse Press, 2009)
  • Poetry published in literary journals:
    • Staffrider, New Coin, Carapace, imprint

Fiction

  • Short stories anthologized in:
    • The Vita Anthology of New South African Short Fiction, ed. Marcia Leveson (Bellevue East, Johannesburg, Justified Press, 1988)
    • Hippogriff New Writing, ed. E.M. MacPhail (Johannesburg, Hippogriff Press, 1990)

Academic Publications

  • “Essential Gestures: Gordimer, Cronin, and Identity Paradigms in White South African Writing,” English in Africa (Grahamstown, Rhodes University, 1990)
  • “Michael Eigen’s Ecstasy as/and Poetry,” Living Moments: On the Work of Michael Eigen (London, Karnac, 2015)
    • In a blog post, Eigen, one of the leading American psychotherapeutic thinkers and practitioners, wrote:  “Peter Anderson, a S. African teaching literature in Texas, is not an analyst. He goes deeply into my book Ecstasy and writes about the themes with stunning brilliance, literacy, and intuition, very in tune with affirming, creating a living language of the psyche.”
  • Introduction to No, Achilles (Huntsville, WaterWood Press, 2016)
    • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the premier American award for contributions to small presses
  • Poetry and Madness: Blake, Eigen, and the Psychotic God,” TheHumanDivine.org, 2016
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