Red Dragonfly Press

ï·¯Alixa Doom was born into a family of Flemish immigrants from Belgium who farmed in southwestern Minnesota. As an adult she lived on both coasts of the U.S. for a few years before returning to Minnesota. In 2011 she moved from her home of many years in the Minnesota River Valley to the Uptown area of Minneapolis, where she lives with her partner, Philip Dacey, beside Lake Calhoun. Her chapbook manuscript, titled Cedar Crossings, was awarded the 2009 Blue Light Poetry Prize and published in the spring of 2010. A Slow Dissolve of Egrets is her first full-length book of poems.