Carnegie to host home-grown poet

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poet, teacher and former resident Alexandra Teague will be at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library on Saturday, April 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., reading from her recently-published book of poems, Mortal Geography.

Teague, who graduated from the Eureka Springs High School in 1992, now teaches creative writing at City College, San Francisco, Calif. Mortal Geography has received much recognition including the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry.

Her earlier poetry appeared in Best New Poets 2008, The Yale Anthology of Younger American Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2009 as well as in numerous literary journals. She earned an MFA from the University of Florida and was named a 2006-2008 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Her books will be available for purchase. For details, visit or call 253-8754.

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