Alex Kuo has published more than three hundred-and-fifty poems, short stories, photographs and essays in magazines and newspapers. He is also an accomplished documentary photographer.
Kuo's work also has been selected for anthologies such as Craig Lesley's Dreamers and Desperadoes, Ishmael Reed's From Totems to Hip-Hop, and Andre Codrescu's American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century.
Kuo has been an administrator and a teacher of writing, literature and ethnic studies for more than 45 years at South Dakota State University, Roger Williams University and the University of Colorado in the United States; and Peking University, Beijing Forestry University, Jilin University, and Fudan University in China; and Baptist University in Hong Kong.
Years at Knox: 2009 to present
M.F.A., 1963, University of Iowa.
B.A., 1961, Knox College.
American Book Award, 2002.
White Jade and Other Stories. La Grande: Wordcraft of Oregon, 2008.
Panda Diaries. 2006.
Lipstick and Other Stories. 2001.
This Fierce Geography. 1999.
Chinese Opera. 1998.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.