Lee Anderson '18
Writer and Editor, Chicago
"I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University in 2021, but it was my work in English classes at OWU (especially with Dr. Nancy Comorau and Tom Burns) that prepared me to critically engage with the rhetoric of the world and use it to create something better. Now, I edit books during the day and write them whenever I can. I've worked with three independent publishing houses and two literary magazines (often simultaneously), published my essays and short stories in places like Brevity Magazine and Salt Hill Journal, attended summer workshops and residencies, and been nominated for awards like the Best of the Net Award and the Pushcart Prize. Most importantly, my work as an artist and an editor supporting other artists pushes me to collaborate with empathy, quickly problem-solve, and deeply consider the work's bigger impact--all skills I learned and reinforced in the OWU English department."