Sarah Alcott Anderson

Instructor in English

"This is the world, which is fuller
and more difficult to learn than I have said.
You are right to smudge it that way
with the red and then
the orange: the world burns..."
— From “You Begin” by Margaret Atwood


Skidmore College

Warren Wilson College


Sarah Anderson grew up around visual artists, writers, musicians and educators, and considers teaching and poetry two of her primary passions. She has a B.A. in English from Skidmore College and an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers.

Ms. Anderson came to Exeter with 13 years of high school teaching experience, at both private and public schools. In addition to teaching she acts as one of the faculty advisers to the Exonian. She is a published poet whose work has appeared in various journals. She has also worked as a freelance writer, a newspaper reporter, a fact-checker, and an assistant to a literary agent.

Ms. Anderson lives in Exeter with her husband and two young children, where she also runs a poetry series (The Silo Series) in her barn.