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Guide to the Holly Anderson Papers MSS 187

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Holly Anderson was a poet and designer whose work was exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe from the 1980s through 2005. Born in Minnesota in 1955, she graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

She published her fiction and poetry in university and small presses throughout the United States and Canada. She also wrote texts for theatre and choreographers, including Paradise for the Worried, Working Order, and the Hell Dances.

Lyrics and recordings include Consonant, Love and Affliction, and New Randy. She also worked with the post-punk band, Mission of Burma.

She had been writer-in-residence at Smith, Bates, and Colorado colleges, and a guest lecturer at New York University and the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana.

Holly Anderson died December 2017.