Alex Behr’s debut collection, PLANET GRIM (7.13 Books), is a vivid, unsettling portrait of people on the gritty fringes of San Francisco and Portland who long for connection in strange, psychologically difficult ways. Her idiosyncratic prose and wholly unpredictable characters will remind readers of the work of Miranda July and Mary Gaitskill.
Alex lives in Portland, OR. She received an MFA in creative writing from Portland State, and has taught fiction to high school and college students. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Tin House, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She has performed in the comedy show “Mortified” and has recorded and toured in odd but well-meaning bands. She is currently working on poetry and creative nonfiction for fun and profit. Her essay “Be Like the Woman” is forthcoming in The Rumpus.