Pamela Alexander

Pamela Alexander is the author of four collections of poetry including Slow Fire (Ausable/CopperCanyon, 2007). Her other books are Inland, which won an Iowa Poetry Prize (1997); Commonwealth of Wings (1991); and Navigable Waterways, which won the Yale Younger Poets prize (1984). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including American Alphabets, The Best American Poetry 2000, The Extraordinary Tide, American Voices, Poetry for a Small Planet, and Cape Discovery, and in many periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Orion, TriQuarterly, Poetry, The Journal, Plume, and The New Republic. Alexander’s work was included in the 1997 audio anthology One Side of the River: Poets of Cambridge and Somerville, set to music for public performance, broadcast as part of a satellite radio program, and featured on the websites of National Public Radio and the Academy of American Poets. After teaching creative writing at M.I.T. and Oberlin College for many years, she now writes poetry and nonfiction while traveling the continent in an RV with her cat. Her personal essays have appeared in Cimarron Review and The Denver Quarterly. She also writes mystery novels under the pen name Pam Fox.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

Yale Younger Poets prize, 1984