Alexandra Teague, Poet and California Book Award Winner, to Read at University of Idaho Dec 7

Friday, December 2 2011


MOSCOW, Idaho – Award-winning poet and University of Idaho professor, Alexandra Teague, will read from her poetry and sign books Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., in the Law School Courtroom, located in the Menard Law Building on the University of Idaho campus.

“Alexandra’s recent awards have given her national recognition,” said Doug Heckman, University of Idaho MFA creative writing program director. “The Idaho MFA program is quite honored to have her name attached to our faculty roster.”

The reading is free and open to the public.

Teague is the author of “Mortal Geography,” and winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award.

She is a former Stegner Fellow and the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Best New Poets 2008, and many journals, including, recently, Slate, FIELD and The Cimarron Review. A long series of poems from her manuscript in progress is forthcoming in The Seattle Review in December and January.

Upcoming English Department readings for 2012 include Mary Clearman Blew, January 19; Willis Barnstone, March 21; and Benjamin Percy on April 25.

For more information on this and other MFA Creative Writing events and programs, please visit: www.uidaho.edu/class/english/ or contact Heckman at dheckman@uidaho.edu.
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