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dance critic , poet

Jack Warren Anderson, American dance critic, poet. Recipient Marie Alexander Award for prose poetry, 1998, De la Torre Bueno Award for Dance Writing, 1980, Pushcart Prize for poetry, 1976-1977, Borestone Mountain Poetry Award, 1972, Literature Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 1968; fellow Creative Writing Fellowship, 1973-1974. Member of National Endowment for the Arts (dance panelist 1975-1978).


Anderson, Jack Warren was born on June 15, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of George William and Eleanore Myrtle Anderson.


Bachelor of Science Theater, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1953—1957. Master of Arts Creative Writing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1957—1958.


Corresponding Ballet Today, London, England, 1959—1970. Assistant drama critic Oakland Tribune, Oakland, 1960—1963. Staff writer Dance Magazine, New York, 1964—1978.

Deputy dance critic The Daily Mail, London, England, 1970—1971. Ny correspondent The Dancing Times, England, since 1971. Dance critic The New York Times, New York, since 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Dance, City Joys, The Invention of New Jersey, The Dust Dancers, Toward the Liberation of the Left Hand, The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, The Clouds of That Country, Selected Poems, Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise History, The American Dance Festival. (book) Choreography Observed. Author: (book) Field Trips on the Rapid Transit, Art Without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance, Traffic: New and Selected Prose Poems.

      Editor: The Dance, The Dancer, and The Poem: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Dance Poems.


Member of National Endowment for the Arts (dance panelist 1975-1978).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel.


Life partner George E. Dorris.

George William

Eleanore Myrtle Anderson