Alexis Ivy is a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is the author of Romance with Small-Time Crooks (BlazeVOX [books], 2013), and Taking the Homeless Census (Saturnalia Books, 2020) which won the 2018 Saturnalia Editors Prize. She is co-editor of Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology (West Virginia University Press, 2023) She lives in her hometown Boston, working as an advocate for the homeless, and teaching in the PoemWorks community.
IN THE PRESS
Ivy’s poems are sharp and unflinching…there’s a dangerous beauty in all the dangerous and dirty corners.
Rain Taxi Review of Books
…Ivy points to the universal human experience whenever she can, reminding us that the grittiness is not so far removed from anything or anyone else.
-Anne Champion, [PANK] Magazine
The poems of a survivor who sheds her delusions, poem by poem, as she investigates her life with honesty and courage and a poetic gift that comes damn close to redeeming it all—redeeming us all.
-Richard Hoffman, author of Emblem
New Orleans Poetry Festival
Reading with Saturnalia Poets
April 15, 2021, 8:00 pm EST
join on Zoom:
Friday, May 7th 8pm
Boston Book Festival's Lit Crawl
June 10th 6pm-9pm
Central Square, Cambridge
ALEXIS IVY’S FALL 2023 WORKSHOPS
ZOOM & IN-PERSON Sept-Dec
CLASSIC, PERSONA & GENERATIVE
CLASSIC These workshops are held in Barbara Helfgott Hyett style- start with poetry biz, then study a published poem, and then do a workshop round. If there is time we will have a lightening round of a second poem that is discussed in a shortened timed. We end the session with a freewrite.
The one generative writing workshop is a workshop consisting of three activities for poem-starters as well as taking a failed poem and bringing to the "ta-da" state with some poetic interrogation.
The one persona workshop we will be studying the persona poem and doing multiple activities where you will literally be someone or something else. Lots of new poems will start here. The second half of the class will be a regular ‘shop where you bring an already written persona poem for us to look at.
6 Workshops 7-9:30pm Tuesdays:
September 19th, October 3rd, 10, November 14th, 28th, December 5/12
Specialty Workshops 7-9:30pm Tuesdays:
Generative: September 26th
Persona: October 17th
six regular workshops: $270
a la cart: $50
specialty workshop: $60
all eight workshops: $360
NATURE IN TRANSLATION:
A POETRY WRITING WEEKEND
@ 26 Split Rock Cove
South Thomaston, Maine
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH - MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
WITH ALEXIS IVY AND ERIC HYETT
For any inquiries, please contact Alexis Ivy:
Alexis teaches in the PoemWorks community. For information regarding upcoming workshops and/or to schedule private sessions please query by email
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