Pacia Elaine Anderson
SEASON 2 / EP. 5 Eden Seminary
Pacia Elaine Anderson is a St. Louis-based written, spoken, visual, and teaching Word Artist.
She is a graduate of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute, an Urban Bushwomen SLI Fellow, a founding member of the art-based youth initiative Cherokee Street Reach, and serves as a Dean in the Zakatu Madrasa. Pacia is chair of the St. Louis Brick City Poetry Festival and a Missouri Regional Coordinator for the NEA-sponsored Poetry Out Loud youth recitation competition. Pacia is Liaison for the Great Rivers Greenway Artists of Color Council. She has also served as Curation Assistant to Inaugural St. Louis Poet Laureate Dr. Michael Castro, and is a Springboard to Learning Professional Development Facilitator for teaching artists, and has collaborated as a teaching artist with numerous other schools, non-profit, and community centered organizations. In 2016, Pacia released her first spoken word poetry album titled circa.ep. She has appeared in numerous collections and anthologies, such as Drumvoices Revue and Crossing the Divide. Her first collection of poetry and writing is forthcoming.