Alex Lemon

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

TCU ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 2850 S. University Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(817) 257-6982

Author's Bio

Alex Lemon’s most recent book is The Wish Book. He is the author of Happy: A Memoir (Scribner) and three other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. An essay collection is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His writing has appeared in Esquire, American Poetry Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Kenyon Review, AGNI, New England Review, The Southern Review and jubilat, among others. Among his awards are a 2005 Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He is an editor-at-large for Saturnalia Books, the poetry editor of descant and writes book reviews for the Dallas Morning News. He lives in Ft. Worth, Texas, and teaches at TCU.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Happy: A Memoir (Scribner, 2010)


The Wish Book (Milkweed Editions, 2014)
Fancy Beasts (Milkweed Editions, 2010)
Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions, 2008)
Mosquito (Tin House Books, 2006)
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Tin House
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NEA Fellowship, MN Arts Board Grant

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Last update: Mar 10, 2016