Alix Krzemien '08

Alix Krzemien '08

Alix Krzemien '08 grew up in the town of Hartland, a few miles outside of Lockport, NY, where the rural landscape -- open fields, woodlands, waterways, and the shores of Lake Ontario -- influences much of her poetry. When writing poetry, she usually finds that her imagination takes her back to these places. Going to college in Buffalo has opened her eyes to other scenes, but she still manages to find snippets of the pastoral in city settings such as the way the snow covers sidewalks or the way the sunlight falls on a busy street. Krzemien is a musician, singer and songwriter, and has traveled to Poland, where she taught Polish students to play the guitar. Her favorite poet is Walt Whitman. She hopes to continue studying his work as well as other mid-nineteenth century American texts during her graduate study in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo.