The Ashland University English Department will welcome MFA faculty member Alex Lemon to campus on March 27 for a reading in creative nonfiction.
Lemon is a poet and memoirist. He is the author of Happy (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, Satellite Convulsions, Tin House, The Bloomsbury Review, and The Southern Review.
Among his awards is a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He is co-editor of LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation and is a frequent book reviewer. Lemon will be reading from his personal works The Wish Book: Poems, Happy: A Memoir, Fancy Beasts, Hallelujah Blackout, and Mosquito for the spring 2017 reading series.
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Other readings in the series include a poetry reading by Bruce Weigl on March 7, and a fiction reading by Robin Black on April 3. All readings, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education.