Alex Lemon is the author of four poetry collections: The Wish Book (Milkweed Editions, 2014); Fancy Beasts (Milkweed Editions, 2010); Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions, 2008); and Mosquito (Tin House Books, 2006). He is also the author of two memoirs: Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (Milkweed Editions, 2017) and Happy: A Memoir (Scribner, 2009).
Lemon is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant and a Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, as well as fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lemon is the editor-at-large at Saturnalia Books, the poetry editor for descant, and a senior prose editor at Tupelo Quarterly. With Ray Gonzalez, he has served as coeditor of Luna: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. Lemon teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University and at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he lives.