A highly regarded poet (two collections) who teaches in the MFA program at the University of Idaho, Alexandra Teague visits from ‘our’ Moscow to read from her debut novel, The Principles Behind Flotation (Skyhorse). This coming-of-age tale should be an excellent summer read as it is itself set in summer.
"Slyly funny and full of wonder, The Principles Behind Flotation sails us out on the sea of first love with heart-breaking tenderness, wile, and wit. A.Z. is a character whose frankness and courage are matched only by her moments of intimate vulnerability. Teague navigates the coming-of-age currents with intelligence and compassion, reminding us that we've all been in that strange place of metamorphoses, where nothing is as it seems." -- Kim Barnes.
“Teague’s debut novel masterfully chronicles the friction, contradictions, and emotional tsunamis of being an intelligent 14-year-old girl . . . Teague’s ear for dialogue and natural poetic narrative shine . . . Teague is a strong feminist penman to watch.”—Booklist.
This December should also see publication of a poetry anthology Alexandra Teague is co-editing with Brian Clements and Dean Rader, Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon).