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M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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Alexandra Teague

Alexandra Teague

Associate Professor

Office

Brink Hall 228

Mailing Address

English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Alexandra Teague teaches poetry writing.

  • M.F.A., Poetry, University of Florida, 1998
  • B.A., English, Southwest Missouri State University, 1996

Alexandra Teague is the author of two books of poetry: The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea, 2015) and Mortal Geography (Persea, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award. She is also the author of the novel The Principles Behind Flotation (Skyhorse, 2017) and co-editor of the anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon, 2017). The recipient of a Stegner Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as two research grants and a graduate mentoring award from University of Idaho, Alexandra is an Associate Professor in the BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing programs, as well as faculty advisor for Fugue and an editor for Broadsided Press. She is currently working on her third poetry manuscript and a second novel.

  • Poetry Writing
  • Prosody
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Craft of Poetry
  • Revision Strategies
  • Women and Poetry

Books

  • Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (co-edited anthology with Brian Clements and Dean Rader) Beacon, 2017
  • The Principles Behind Flotation, (novel) Skyhorse, 2017
  • The Wise and Foolish Builders, (poetry) Persea Books, 2015
  • Mortal Geography, (poetry) Persea Books, 2010

Anthologies

  • Dead and Undead Poems: Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, and Devils, Everyman Library, Random House, “Sarah Winchester, 23 Years Dead, Watches House of Dracula,” 2014
  • 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, 99: The Press, “Port of Oakland,” 2014
  • New California Writing 2013, Heyday Books, “The House That Doesn’t Grow”
  • Old Flame: 32 Poems Anthology, “What I Know For Sure,” 2013
  • New California Writing 2012, Heyday Books, “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”

Journals

  • Southern Humanities Review, “Spread Spectrum,” Spring 2017
  • American Literary Review, “Baba Yaga Visits the Statue of Liberty,” Fall 2016
  • Barrow Street, “How to Become Stained Glass” and “The Body Propositions Jim Dine’s Red Robe #75,” Fall 2016
  • Cimarron Review, “Late American Aubade,” Summer 2016
  • Mid-American Review, “The Altogether” and “Madame Cezanne,” Summer 2016
  • The Feminist Wire, “Ofelia Looks for Anger at the Metropolitan Museum,” Spring 2016
  • Copper Nickel, “Matryoshka (as Madness)” and “Tabloid Elegy,” Spring 2016
  • Santa Clara Review, “Mother’s Red Dress Enters a Pie in the County Fair,” “Audrey Munson, The American Venus, Committed to the Saint Lawrence Asylum for the Insane, 1931,” and “Baba Yaga Rides It’s A Small World,” Winter 2016
  • Beloit Poetry Journal, “In the Case of Mme. Zina Brozia, of the Paris Grand Opera, Versus M. Meizinger, Cubist,” Winter 2016
  • Pleiades, “Selfie with Pomona, The Goddess of Abundance,” Winter 2016
  • Indiana Review, “The Sawed-in-Half Girl Writes to Her Magician,” Winter 2015
  • Alaska Quarterly Review, “Descending Night” and “Circus Trick in Window Draws Crowds, Sells Hats,” Fall 2015
  • Breakwater, “At 14, I Would Have Traded Adulthood for a Role in CATS,” “End Times,” and “Sideshow: Spidora,” Spring 2015
  • The Missouri Review, “Letters to Phryne” and “Ofelia Has Not Seen Even One of the Seven Wonders of the World and People Keep Making New Lists,” Spring 2015
  • Cascadia Review, “Driving After Rain,” “The Louvre Saloon, San Jose: Hatchetation (1903),” “Sketch: Charcoal and Body on Paper,” “Orphan, Fire, Blindness, Gold,” and “Requiem for No Hands,” Winter 2015
  • Alaska Quarterly Review, “Lines” (with the BASK Collective), Winter 2014
  • The Adroit Journal, “The Common Field,” Fall 2014
  • Redux, “Winchester .351 Self-Loading Rifle,” Fall 2014
  • Willow Springs, “The Tiger Speaks,” “The Lady Speaks,” and “Pox,” Fall 2014
  • The Florida Review, “At the Isis Theater,” Fall 2014
  • Cream City Review, “Duchamp’s Nude, Descending, Speaks,” Summer 2014
  • New England Review online, “La Sagrada Familia: Spires,” (lyric essay), Summer 2014
  • Subtropics, “American Progress” and “Bison Bison,” Spring 2014
  • Alaska Quarterly Review, “May Milton Leaves the Moulin Rouge” and “Ofelia Plays Like a Girl,” Spring 2014
  • The Threepenny Review, “John Brown, First Proprietor of the Winchester Mystery House,” Winter 2014
  • Barrow Street, “White Sands” and “The Feet of Ghosts,” Winter 2013/14
  • Quarterly West, “Asphodel Plantation,” Winter 2013
  • Green Mountains Review, “DUZ Does Everything,” “Learn About Texas Indians,” and “Ofelia’s Knife City,” Winter 2013
  • The Missouri Review, “Sand Creek Testimony,” “Repeater,” “Sarah Winchester Reads Great Expectations,” “My Mother Reads to her Daughters: Great Expectations,” “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” Winter 2013
  • Mid-American Review, “Sarah Winchester, 23 Years Dead, Watches House of Dracula,” Fall 2013
  • Poetic Research, “Sarah Winchester Visits the California Midwinter Exposition,” “Stereoscope: Annie Oakley and Sarah Winchestesr,” “Artizan Street,” and “Ammunition,” Fall 2013
  • Crab Orchard Review, “The Lindbergh Baby,” Fall 2013
  • Blackbird, “Winchester,” “Clue,” and “Sarah Winchester Explains: House Raising,” Fall 2013
  • Conte, “Many a Goat,” “Corrine’s Rodeo Clothes,” and “Lessons Before Fire,” Fall 2013
  • Western Humanities Review, “Safe as Houses,” “Calamity Jane, Somewhat Inebriated, Thinks of Writing to Oliver Winchester,” and “Stereoscope: California,” Summer 2013
  • The Southern Review, “Ghost Tours: Houdini,” Spring 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
  • 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
  • Prairie Schooner, “Thirteen” and “B. Tyler Henry,” Spring 2012
  • The Cortland Review, “Ghost Tours: Diamond Bessie,” Spring 2012
  • The Seattle Review, Winchester Series, Spring 2012
  • Slate, “Cartier,” Fall 2011
  • The Cimarron Review, “Command Performance” and “Spiritualists’ Iniquities Unmasked,” Fall 2011
  • FIELD, “The Barbed Wire Bible” and “Survivor’s Guilt,” Fall 2011
  • The Missouri Review (online), “Career Day,” Summer 2011
  • Southern Poetry Review, “The Visible Woman” and “Port of Oakland,” Winter 2011
  • Mid-American Review, “Ruby’s Daughter Tells Most of It” and “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Poem,” Spring 2010
  • New Letters, “By Special Arrangement,” “Broken Engagements,” “Hiking Through,” 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
  • Epoch, “Woman on Train at Night in the Desert,” Summer 2008
  • Valparaiso, “Hurricane Season,” Spring 2008
  • New England Review, “Threads” and “Heartlines,” Spring 2008
  • 32 Poems, “Nose Bleeds,” Spring 2008
  • Slate, “Adjectives of Order,” Summer 2007
  • Crazyhorse, “Houseguest,” “Levels,” and “On Seeing Edward Hopper’s Hotel Room,” Spring 2005
  • The Paris Review, “Cave Tours,” Spring 2004
  • The Threepenny Review, “The Idea of North,” Spring 2004

  • Feminist Poetics
  • Researched Poetry
  • Genre-Crossing / Hybrid Writing

  • Idaho Center for the Book, Advisory Board, 2016-present
  • Vandal Poem of the Day, 2015-present 
  • Founding Member of the BASK Collective, 2013-present
  • Senior Editor, Broadsided Press, 2009-present 
  • Member of Moscow Arts Commission, Winter 2012-Winter 2016

  • University Graduate Mentoring Award, University of Idaho, 2017
  • Idaho Humanities Council grant, Vandal Poem of the Day project, 2015 (with Devin Becker)
  • The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, 2014
  • University of Idaho Kurt Olsson Early Career Fellowship, 2014
  • University of Idaho Student Fine Art Fee Grant, BASK Interdisciplinary Arts Collective “Play Like a Girl” project, 2013 (with Kristin Elgersma, Stacy Isenbarger, and Belle Baggs)
  • University of Idaho Seed Grant, research for The Wise and Foolish Builders, 2012
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, 2011
  • California Book Award, Gold Medal for Poetry, 2010
  • Lexi Rudnitsky Prize in Poetry, Persea Books, 2009 
  • Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University, 2006 to 2008
  • University Graduate Teaching Award, University of Florida, 1998

M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Directory Map