Alexander Russo Poets’ Espresso newsletter Spacebound—October—November 2009
Alexander Russo, Professor Emeritus at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, and a former Dean of The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., has been a member of the East End Poetry Workshop since 1990. During World War II, he was a Navy Combat Artist, recording the landings in Sicily, Normandy, and evacuation of casualties in the Pacific Theatre. His painting awards include Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Mc Dowell Fellow-ships. He is the author of The Challenge of Drawing (Prentice Hall), Profiles of Women Artists (University Publications of America) and Vignettes, a collection of poetry (Morris Publishing). He has read his poetry at such institutions as the Lawson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, The Museum of Modern Art, San Antonio, Texas, The Academia de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and at museums and galleries throughout Long Island, including the Annual Long Island Poetry Marathon of The Live Poets Society, Bayshore, N.Y.