Alex Lemon

Texas, United States

Member Since: 09/08/2011

Alex Lemon’s most recent books are Feverland: A Memoir in Shards and the poetry collection The Wish Book. He is the author of Happy: A Memoir and three  other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. Or Beauty, a fifth poetry collection, is forthcoming. 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, teaches at TCU and in Ashland University's Low Residency MFA program.    



Twitter Username: @Alxlemon


  • Feverland: A Memoir in Shards , Milkweed Editions (2017)
  • The Wish Book , Milkweed Editions (2014)
  • Fancy Beasts , Milkweed Editions (2010)
  • Happy: A Memoir , Scribner (2010)
  • Hallelujah Blackout , Milkweed Editions (2008)
  • Mosquito , Tin House Books (2006)


  • NEA Poetry Fellowship


  • Associate Professor at TCU

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry