Alex Lemon, author of Feverland

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own is pleased to welcome Alex Lemon, author of the memoir Feverland, for a reading and book signing!

Alex Lemon is a poet and the author of two works of nonfiction: Happy, selected by Kirkus as one of the best memoirs of 2010, and Feverland: A Memoir in Shards, forthcoming in 2017. His collections of poems include The Wish Book and Fancy Beasts; a fifth, Or Beauty, is also forthcoming. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University and is Associate Professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he lives.

About Feverland: Brain surgery; Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon; monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu; wildfires in southern California; a son born into a shadowy hospital room; love; joy. This is a fragmented exploration of what it means to be a man in twenty-first-century America—and a harrowing, associative memoir about how we live with the beauties and horrors of our pasts.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
Feverland: A Memoir in Shards Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313362
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 19th, 2017