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Alex Kuo


Alex Kuo

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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Alex Kuo

General Interests
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.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

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.

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