Missouri State University alumnae and author, Alexandra Teague, will be featured at this Moon City Press Reading Series.
Teague is the author of The Principles Behind Floatation (Skyhorse, 2017), described in a Booklist starred review as a debut novel that, "masterfully chronicles the friction, contradictions and emotional tsunamis of being an intelligent 14-year-old girl," and two books of poetry - The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea, 2015) and Mortal Geography (Persea, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award.
She is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon, 2017).
Teague earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Florida in 1998 and her BA in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from Missouri State University in 1996.
The recipient of a 2006-08 Stegner Fellowship and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Teague is currently an associate professor in the MFA program at the University of Idaho and an editor for Broadsided Press.