Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Alexandra Teague

Alexandra Teague

Office: Brink Hall 228
Email: ateague@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
Assistant Professor

With UI Since 2011

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Poetry Writing
    • Prosody
    • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
    • Craft of Poetry
    • Revision Strategies
    • Women and Poetry
  • Biography

    Alexandra Teague’s first book of poetry, Mortal Geography, won Persea Books’ 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award. Her second book, The Wise and Foolish Builders, will be published by Persea in Spring 2015. Her work has also appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Best New Poets 2008, and many journals. She was a 2006-08 Stegner Fellow and the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and 2012 University of Idaho Seed Grant. She has taught at University of Miami, City College of San Francisco, and Stanford, and spent Fall 2010 as Visiting Professor of Poetry in the BA/MFA programs at University of Arkansas (near her old hometown of Eureka Springs). She is currently working on her third manuscript.

  • Selected Publications
    • The Wise and Foolish Builders, Poems, Persea Books, Forthcoming 2015
    • Mortal Geography, Poems, Persea Books, 2010


    • New California Writing 2013, "The House That Doesn't Grow"
    • Old Flame:  32 Poems Anthology, "What I Know for Sure"
    • New California Writing 2012, "Four Games Played While Riding the Bus"
    • Best American Poetry 2009, “Heartlines”
    • Best New Poets 2008, “Adjectives of Order”
    • Poetry Daily Essentials, 2007, “House Guest”


    • Poetic Research, "Sarah Winchester Visits the California Midwinter Exposition, "Stereoscope:  Annie Oakley and Sarah Winchester," "Artizan Street," and "Ammunition," Forthcoming
    • The Threepenny Review, "John Brown, First Proprietor of the Winchester Mystery House," Forthcoming
    • The Florida Review, "At the Isis Theater," Forthcoming
    • Barrow Street, "White Sands" and "The Feet of Ghosts," Forthcoming
    • Quarterly West, "Asphodel Plantation," Forthcoming
    • Subtropics, "American Progress" and "Bison Bison," Forthcoming
    • Blackbird, "Winchester," "Clue," and Sarah Winchester Explains: House Raising," Forthcoming
    • Western Humanities Review, "Safe as Houses," "Calamity Jane, Somewhat Inebriated, Thinks of Writing to Oliver Winchester," and "Stereoscope:  California," Summer 2013
    • ZYZZYVA, "Sarah Winchester, 24 Years Dead, Talks to Andy Warhol," and "L.C. Smith, Makers of Fine Guns and Typewriters, Advertise," Spring 2013
    • Hayden's Ferry Review, "The Journalists Set the Record Straight on Sarah Winchester" and "If Only That So Many Dead Lie Round," Spring 2013
    • New England Review (Secret Americas Project), "Safe" and "Stone Disease," Spring 2013
    • The Southern Review, "Ghost Tours: Houdini," Spring 2013
    • Willow Springs, "Transcontinental" (Series), January 2013
    • 32 Poems, "Winchester .351 Self-Loading Rifle" and "The Thirteen Club," Winter 2012
    • Gulf Coast, "Whole Cloth," Fall 2012
    • Willow Springs, "Reclusion," Spring 2012
    • Prairie Schooner, "Thirteen" and "B. Tyler Henry," Spring 2012
    • The Cortland Review, "Ghost Tours: Diamond Bessie," Spring 2012
    • The Seattle Review, "Winchester Series," December/January 2011-12
    • Slate, "Cartier," October 2011
    • FIELD, "The Barbed Wire Bible" and "Survivor's Guilt," Fall 2011
    • The Missouri Review online, “Career Day,” Summer 2011
    • Crazyhorse, “Perpetual Motion” and “Notes Before Moving,” Summer 2011
    • Subtropics, “Widowed,” Winter/Spring 2011
    • Southern Poetry Review, “The Visible Woman” and “Port of Oakland,” Spring 2011
    • Mid-American Review, “Ruby’s Daughter Tells Most of It” and “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Poem,” Spring 2010
    • The Iowa Review, “Two Drafts Written After a Fight” and “Present Perfect,” Fall 2009
    • The Missouri Review, “Kansas City,” “The Heartland,” “Bay Window, with Divorce and Pigeon,” “Four Games Played While Riding the Bus,” and “Frames,” Spring 2009
    • Third Coast, “Language Lessons,” Fall 2008
    • New England Review, “Threads” and “Heartlines,” Spring 2008
    • Slate, “Adjectives of Order,” Summer 2007
    • The Paris Review, “Cave Tours,” Spring 2004
    • The Threepenny Review, “The Idea of North,” Spring 2004
    • New England Review, “Cork,” Spring 2004
  • Outreach Projects
    • Member of Moscow Arts Commission, Winter 2012-present
  • Awards and Honors
    • University of Idaho Fine Arts Fee Grant for collaborative "Play Like a Girl" project with Stacy Isenbarger, Belle Baggs, and Kristin Elgersma (art, dance, and music faculty), 2013
    • University of Idaho Seed Grant (for Winchester research), 2012
    • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 2011
    • California Book Award, Gold Medal in Poetry, for Mortal Geography, 2010
    • Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky Prize in Poetry, for Mortal Geography, 2009
    • Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University, 2006 to 2008
    • AWP Intro Award in Poetry, 1996