The Wish Book

By Alex Lemon, Associate Professor of English

Milkweed Editions, January 2014

In Lemon’s fourth collection of poetry, he showcases a flair for intimate truth in everyday and existential experiences. The 43 poems, composed around the time of his son’s birth, examine the paradox of embracing new life in an often-uncertain 21st century world. As in his previous collections, Lemon uses fast-paced cadences and intertwines pop culture images with emotions.

The Wish Book

When Sex Changed: Birth Control and Literature Between the World Wars

The Texas Legation Papers, 1836-1845

Ireland and the New Journalism

Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars (Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms)

Paul and the Heritage of Israel

Intelligence 101

Ben Sira and the Men Who Handle Books: Gender and the Rise of Canon-Consciousness (Hebrew Bible Monographs)

Of Note