Pamela Alexander

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Pamela Alexander (born 1948) is an American poet.


After attending the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, she graduated from Bates College in 1970 and from the Iowa Writers' Workshop with an M.F.A. in 1973.[1] She teaches at Oberlin College.[2]

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Boston Book Review, Orion, TriQuarterly, Poetry, The Journal, New Republic, American Scholar.

Her papers are held at Bates College.[1]




  • David Walker, ed. (2006). American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets. Oberlin College Press. ISBN 978-0-932440-28-0. 
  • Rita Dove, David Lehman, ed. (2000). "Semiotics". Best American Poetry 2000. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0033-2. 
  • The Extraordinary Tide
  • American Voices
  • Poetry for a Small Planet
  • Cape Discovery


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