Join us to celebrate the publication of Alexandra Teague's new collection of poetry, The Wise and Foolish Builders. Alexandra will read from the book and sign copies. Refeshments will be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography (Persea 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea, April 2015). The recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the 2014 Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, she has been published in journals including The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, and The New England Review. She is Assistant Professor of Poetry at University of Idaho, an editor for Broadsided Press, and a founding member of the BASK interdisciplinary arts collective.
The Wise and Foolish Builders is an exploration of American progress and its harrowing consequences, featuring rifle heiress Sarah Winchester and her unsettling Mystery House, with cameos by Harry Houdini, Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill and many other fascinating figures. Equal parts history and imagination, these poems commune with Winchester’s haunted legacy and that of westward expansion, connecting voices from a troubled past with their irrepressible present-day echoes.