Jon Andersen lives in New England with his wife, the poet Denise Abercrombie, and their two sons. He has worked as a farmhand, a warehouse worker, a gardener and in a lumberyard. He is presently a high school teacher. He is a recipient of The People Before Profits Poetry Prize and Partisan Press's Working People's Poetry Award. Curbstone Press published his first full-length collection, Stomp and Sing, in 2005.