Ken Anderson

The Goose Liver Anthology

Ken Anderson’s The Goose Liver Anthology, a reimagining of Mother Goose rhymes in the style of the Spoon River Anthology, is part of our 2024 chapbook series sponsored by a grant from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association.

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In The Goose Liver Anthology, Ken Anderson pulls back the curtain and gives us a peek into the trials and travails suffered by some of the most famous characters from our childhood lexicon. Anderson’s ability to capture the true cadence of fairy tale voices produces some of the most satisfying verse to be found anywhere.

With intuitive wisdom, he explores the worlds of Mother Goose and The Brothers Grimm, where all, apparently, is not as it seems. The Goose Liver Anthology is a brilliantly written and intriguingly crafted poetry collection: at once poignant, insightful, and brimming with Anderson’s signature humor.

Raymond L. Atkins, They All Rest in the Boneyard Now, The Front Porch Prophet, and Camp Redemption

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In The Goose Liver Anthology, poet Ken Anderson combines his sense of whimsy and lyrical gifts to offer a hip slant on some classic favorites – a spider’s eye view of Miss Muffet and company – a collection that is by equal measures playful, sly, tart, and somewhat naughty: a veritable pepper pot stew of clever ramblings to warm and nurture one’s poetic soul.

Willie Wilson, Up Mountain One Time and Glassbottom Days

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About the Author

Ken Anderson’s first poetry book is The Intense Lover: A Suite of Poems.

Coffin Bell Journal nominated his poem “Blood Quartet” for the 2024 Best of the Net anthology.

He was a finalist in the 2021 Saints and Sinners poetry contest.

His novel Sea Change: An Example of the Pleasure Principle was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award and an Independent Publisher Editor’s Choice.

His novel Someone Bought the House on the Island was a finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

A stage adaptation won the Saints and Sinners Playwriting Contest and premiered at the Marigny Theater in New Orleans. An operatic version premiered in 2009 at the First Existentialist Congregation in Atlanta. A screenplay version was Winner of Best First-Time Screenwriter (Feature Script) at Script Awards Los Angeles.

His other books are Hasty Hearts, an Independent Publisher Book Awards finalist, and The Statue of Pan.

A screenplay adaptation of The Statue of Pan was an Official Selection at the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival.

Mattie Cushman: A Psychodrama won First Place in Drama and Grand Prize in the Louisiana College Writers competition.

“Harness Bells” won the Louisiana College Writers fiction contest. “Oppidum Obscurum” won Louisiana State University’s Caffee Medal for prose.

He studied under Miller Williams at LSU and holds a Master’s degree in Twentieth-Century American and British Literature from Indiana University.

About the Artist

The cover art for this book, Milady with Goose, was composed by Janis Butler Holm. Janis served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal, and currently works as a writer and editor in sunny Los Angeles. Her art, prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Russia.

Janis has also published art with us in Issue 17, April 2023 and composed the cover art for Angela Acosta’s chapbook A Belief in Cosmic Dailiness, part of our 2023 Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association grant series.

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