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Alexandra Teague's New Collection Featured in The New York Times

October 03, 2019

"Or What We'll Call Desire" – the newest published work by Associate Professor of English Alexandra Teague – is currently featured on this week's The New York Times' "The Shortlist." The review raves about Teague, who "makes her long sentences into exuberant pageants, part sex appeal, part enduring outrage, and by no means devoid of comedy."

Published in August 2019, Teague's third collection of poems mixes high art and popular culture, including classical Greek statues to giant plaster artichokes.

"Or What We'll Call Desire," published by Persea Books – is available at BookPeople in downtown Moscow and online at IndieBound, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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