Workshop this coming Saturday at Mitchell College.
“Compression and Distillation in Poetry.”
“Alex Grant is a poet to be reckoned with, and he is
worth every nuance of the serious reader’s reckoning.”
-- Martin Lammon, Arts & Letters editor
His chapbook, Chains & Mirrors, won the 2006 Randall Jarrell Prize and the 2007
Oscar Arnold Young Award (Best NC Poetry Collection).
His full-length collection, Fear of Moving Water, was released in 2009, and his new
collection, The Circus Poems, will be released by Lorimer Press in fall 2010.
A Pushcart Prize nominee, he received WMSU’s 2004 Pavel Srut Poetry
Fellowship and the 2006 Kakalak Poetry Prize.
He is a past finalist or runner-up for the Brittingham and Pollak, Dorset, Philip
Levine and Lena-Miles Wever Todd book prizes, The Missouri Review Audio
Contest, Discovery/The Nation, The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Arts &
Letters Rumi Poetry Prize and The Writers at Work Fellowship, among others.
His work has recently appeared or is upcoming in The Missouri Review, Best New
Poets 2007, Connecticut Review, North American Review, Arts & Letters, Nimrod and
Causes Alex Grant Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center