Dorothy Alexander writes poetry, nonfiction prose, and tells stories. She calls her work “narcissistic narratives” and “selfie poetry.” She is co-owner and editor/publisher of Village Books Press, Cheyenne, OK, a two-woman independent poetry press. Dorothy was awarded the 2013 Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award for her services to the Oklahoma literary community. She finds material for her poems, stories and essays in the lives of friends and family in her rural community where her great grandparents homesteaded over 120 years ago. She and her partner, Devey Napier, divide their time between rural western Oklahoma and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dorothy Alexander’s work includes Leaving My Father’s House; Ain’t Gonna be Treated this Way: Celebrating Woody Guthrie, Poems of Protest & Resistance and The Art of Digression.
About Ain’t Gonna Be Treated This Way: Celebrating Woody Guthrie, Poems of Protest & Resistance
In this collection the Woody Guthrie Poets of Oklahoma strive to memorialize in poetry the history and culture of working people and to perpetuate the ideals, goals of equality for the working class, and themes that Woody Guthrie espoused and promoted in his art. To raise world consciousness of the labor and political movements of the thirties through the fifties, and of the present time. To give commentary on the social and political environment in the 21st Century, as Woody Guthrie might see it.