About Me

tal Natalya Anderson is a writer and former ballet dancer from Toronto, Canada. She completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.

Natalya won the 2017 Moth Poetry Prize for her poem, 'A Gun in the House', and the 2014 Bridport Prize for her poem, 'Clear Recent History', (the latter poem was also highly commended at the 2015 Forward Prizes). Her poetry and feature writing has appeared in, or is due to appear in, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Prac Crit, The Moth, The Forward Book of Poetry 2016, Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and other fine publications. She is currently working on her first full collection of poetry.

Natalya is the founder and curator of The Poetry Extension. She is married to a very tall Irish man, and they have an eight-year-old son.