Poet Alexandra Teague earned her MFA from the University of Florida. Her first collection of poetry, Mortal Geography (2010), won the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. Reviewing Mortal Geography,poet Julie Sheehan called Teague “a formalist with a wild side,” noting Teague’s style: “line by plumb line … there’s a hum, a thunking heartwood. Then a quiver. The range is geographical; the depth, sublime.”
A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Teague has been a visiting professor of poetry at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She won a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry.