Alex Poppe, APP Lecturer

Lecturer, Academic Preparatory Program

M.A. The University of Glasgow
B.S. Marquette University


Alex Poppe joined the APP in July, 2016.  Her teaching experience spans ten years and seven countries, including Iraq, Turkey, The West Bank, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and the United States.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics (valedictorian), a conservatory degree in dramatic arts, T.E.S.L. certification and a master’s degree (Distinction) in creative writing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines in the US and the UK. Her first book, Girl, World, will be published by Laughing Fire Press in late 2016.


Writing Awards

2016                            “What’s in a Name?” Hot Metal Bridge, Finalist, Social Justice Writing Contest

2016                            “The Monster by the River”, The Best of the Net 2016, Current Nominee

2015                            “Sanctuary” The Red Line” Finalist, Conflict Contest

2014                            “The Crystal Fairies” The Conium Review, Semi-finalist, Innovative Fiction Contest

2014                            “Mosul” The Baker Prize, Commended

2012                            “Kurdistan” Glimmer Train, Finalist, Family Matter’s Contest

Published Material - Fiction

2016                            Girl, World, Laughing Fire Press

2016                            “Family Matter” The Massachusetts Review, Fall 2016

2016                            “Moxie” The Tacoma Review, Issue 7

2016                            “Room 308” The Laurel Review, Issue 49.2

2015                            “The Crystal Fairies” Stoneboat Literary Journal, November

2015                            “V”, SHORT FICTION the visual literary journal, Volume 9

2015                            “Ras Al-Amud” Litro, Issue 145: Missed Connections

2015                            “Zipper” Pear Drop a journal of art & literature, Issue 4

2015                            “Sanctuary The Red Line Short Story Magazine, Conflict Issue

2014                            “Mosul” Today and Yesterday, Inaugural Issue

2013                            “Morning Meals” Halfway Down the Stairs, December

2013                            “Kurdistan” Prick of the Spindle, Volume 7.3

2013                            “My Mother’s Daughter” Prick of the Spindle, Volume 7.3

2013                            “Feast Day” The Molotov Cocktail, Volume 4, Issue 5

2012                            “Can’t Get No” The Legendary, Issue 38

2012                            “Swallow” The Molotov Cocktail, Volume 3, Issue 9

2012                            “In” Prime Numbers Magazine, Issue 23.3

2011                            “Laffy Taffy” The Lark and Other Short Stories, Phyllis Scott Publishing

2011                            “Indulgence” Resonance and Other Short Stories, Phyllis Scott Publishing

Published Material - Nonfiction

2016                            “The Monster by the River” The Matador Review, July 2016

2016                            “As the Income Gap Grows, Fewer Women Can Afford to Retire”, June

2016                            “Clearing the Closet: What We Keep and What We Leave Behind”, June

2016                            “All Together Now, Penis!”, May 2016

2016                            “What’s in a Name” SunStruck Magazine, April 2016

2015                            “Cages: The Intersection of Race, Fear and Terrorism” Today and Yesterday

2015                            “A Letter from Kurdistan” Bella Caledonia, February 2, 2015

2011                            “Does This Burka Make My Butt Look Big?” Prime Education Consultancy

2011                            “Creativity in Education” Natural Born Storyteller