Natalya Anderson is a writer and former ballet dancer from Toronto, Canada. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, and a Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto.
She won the 2014 Bridport Prize for her poem, 'Clear Recent History', and the poem was also highly commended at the 2015 Forward Prizes. Her poetry has appeared in or is due to appear in Poetry London, The Moth, The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea, The Forward Book of Poetry 2016, the 2015 Poetry Prize Anthology by Live Canon, the 2014 Bridport Prize Anthology, And Other Poems, Poems In Which, and Rebecca Goss's 'Heart Poem' series. Natalya founded The Poetry Extension in 2015, within which she aims to forge cross-Atlantic relationships between poets and dancers from Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the US through live events.
Natalya has worked as a medical writer for specialist physicians and has written features for Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. For six years, she wrote a column for Dogs Today Magazine in which she interviewed celebrities about their pets. She is married to a very tall Irish man, and they have a four-year-old son.