Biography

6,3 évanouissementsKnown for the performance of his poems, Fortner Anderson has produced a number of audio recordings and books, including six silk purses in 2005, and solitary pleasures in 2011. His CD single, he sings, describing the incarceration of Omar Khadr appeared in 2006. His most recent audio and book publication, annunciations, appeared in 2012.

He has been a featured reader at numerous North American and European poetry festivals, the Festival voix d’ameriques in Montreal, the Berlinpoesie festival, the St-Mark’s Church Series in New York and the Monde Parallèlle 50//littérature in Lille, France. In 2010, he was invited to Vancouver to open the Live! Bienniale Performance Festival with his work Belly into fire describing the destruction of the Columbia Space Shuttle.

In 2015, he presented the first of a series of 12 hour readings of his latest poetry project, Points of Departure, at the Le Printemps des poètes in Quebec City.

In April of 2007, he was awarded the La voix electrique prize for career achievement in poetry performance.