Alex Lemon’s most recent
book is The Wish Book
(a finalist for Best Poetry Collection by The Writer’s League of Texas). He is
the author of Happy: A Memoir
(Scribner--(a finalist for Best Book of Non-fiction by The Writer’s League
of Texas) and three other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah
Blackout, and Fancy Beasts.
Feverland: Notes & Essays and Or Beauty, a fifth poetry collection are
forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His
writing has appeared in Esquire, American
Poetry Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Tin
House, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, AGNI, New England Review, The Southern Review,
Grist and jubilat, among others.
Among his awards are a 2005 Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA, a Jerome
Foundation Fellowship and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He is an
editor-at-large for Saturnalia Books,
the poetry editor of descant,
a Senior Prose Editor for Tupelo Quarterly
and sits on the editorial board of TCU Press and the advisory board of The Southern Review. He lives in Ft.
Worth, Texas, writes book reviews for the Dallas
Morning News, and teaches at TCU and
University’s Low-residency MFA program.