Doug Anderson, poet and memoirist, will speak on Wednesday, October 29, at 6.30 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106. Anderson’s talk, “Seeing What is There: Creative Nonfiction, or the Poetics of Reality,” addresses the problem of telling the truth creatively and focuses on his book, “Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery” (W.W. Norton, 2009). Doug Anderson's book of poems, “The Moon Reflected Fire,” won the Kate Tuft's Discovery Award and his “Blues for Unemployed Secret Police” received a grant from The Academy of American Poets. Anderson has taught in the Bennington College and Pacific University of Oregon MFA programs and at Smith and Emerson Colleges. His work has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other funding organizations. His most recent work appears in “Prairie Schooner,” “Cimarron Review,” and “The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems” (Bloodaxe).