Alexandra Teague

Alexandra Teague was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and has since lived in Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, Florida, Hawaii, and California. Her first book of poetry, Mortal Geography, won the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and was published by Persea Books in April 2010. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2008, and Best American Poetry 2009, as well as journals including The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, and New England Review. She earned an MFA from The University of Florida in 1998, and was a 2006-2008 Stegner Fellow at Stanford. For the Fall 2010 semester, she was a visiting professor of poetry at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She was recently awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship and is spending the Spring working on her second manuscript.