Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Alex Lemon Reading on April 13

On Friday, April 13, 2012, to celebrate National Poetry Month, poet/memoirist/professor Alex Lemon will be giving a reading and lecture at Belmont, followed by a Q&A. The even will be at 7:00 p.m. in McWhorter Hall 110 (Culture and Arts convo credit offered). Alex is a phenomenal poet, one gifted with both the ability to write incredible poems on the page and then perform them equally well. More information can be found on his website, linked here: http://www.alexlemon.com

Here’s Alex’s bio: Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A Memoir (Scribner), the poetry collections Mosquito (Tin House Books), Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions), Fancy Beasts ( Milkweed Editions), and the chapbook At Last Unfolding Congo (horse less press). His writing has appeared in Esquire, Best American Poetry 2008, AGNI, BOMB, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Open City, Pleiades and Tin House, as well as other venues. He was awarded a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He co-edits LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation with Ray Gonzalez and frequently writes book reviews. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas and teaches at Texas Christian University.