Materials related to the creative output of writer, artist, and musician Will Alexander, including drafts of artistic works;
notebooks containing poetry, prose, and notes; research materials indicating areas of interest and inspiration; and audio
Writer and artist Will Alexander was born in Los Angeles, California in 1948. He attended the University of California, Los
Angeles, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing in 1972. Alexander has published several books
of poetry including Across the Vapour Gulf (2017), Compression & Purity (2011), The Sri Lankan Loxodrome (2009), Asia & Haiti
(1995), and The Stratospheric Canticles (1995). He has taught at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa
University; the University of California, San Diego; and Hofstra University. His collection Singing In Magnetic Hoofbeat:
Essays, Prose, Texts, Interviews, and a Lecture (2013) was awarded an American Book Award; and Refractive Africa: Ballet of
the Forgotten was a 2022 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Alexander's other honors include a Whiting Fellowship
for Poetry, a California Arts Council Fellowship, a PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the 2016 Jackson Poetry Prize.
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