Unformatted text preview: As a teenager, Alexie decided to leave and attend a high school off the reservation in Reardan, Washington. At Reardan, he excelled both in academics and in basketball where he was the star player. After he graduated from Reardan with honors, he went to Gonzaga University in Spokane on a scholarship. Two years later, he transferred to Washington State University. While at WSU, Alexie discovered a poetry workshop taught by Alex Kuo in which he excelled. It was then that he realized he had found what he wanted to have as his career. Alexie graduated from WSU with a B.A. in American Studies. Shortly after that, he received poetry fellowships from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Later in his career, Alexie also received the Hemmingway Foundation/PEN Award and a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award....
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- Spring '09
- English, Sherman Alexie, Gonzaga University, Sherman Alexie Jr., SHERMAN ALEXIE BIO