Alex Lemon was born in Iowa, and lives in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Mosquito (Tin House Books) and Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions), and is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A Q&A with Alex Lemon, author of Happy (Scribner, 9781416550235, $25.00)
Q: Happy is one of the nicknames you were given in college. How would you describe this persona that you inhabited in college?
A: Happy was/is carefree, casual, and jubilant. Excessive in every facet of a young man’s life. Yearning for the good time, what probably seemed to most people who knew me like I was interested in pleasure, getting fucked up. At the...