Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A
Memoir and four poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah
Blackout, Fancy Beasts
and most recently, The Wish Book.
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
frequently writes book reviews for the Dallas Morning News. He lives in Ft.
Worth, Texas, and teaches at TCU.