Dorothy Alexander

Dorothy Alexander lives in Santa Fe, NM, after practicing law for more than 40 years in rural Oklahoma and Texas and serving as a magistrate for small municipalities for decades. She and her life partner, Devey Napier, founded Village Books Press, a small poetry press which has garnered seventeen finalist nominations and five grand prize awards in the Oklahoma Book Awards. Dorothy is the author of five poetry collections, including Lessons From an Oklahoma Girlhood, Borrowed Dust, The Dust Bowl Revisited, Rough Drafts and Leaving My Father’s House, as well as a memoir in prose and poetry, The Art of Digression; and has edited numerous poetry anthologies. Dorothy was  instrumental in making poetry readings part of the Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma. In 2013, the Oklahoma Center for the Book selected Dorothy as recipient of the Carlile Distinguished Service Award for her services to the Oklahoma literary community.

The Art of Digression is available on Amazon here


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