Alexis Ivy

Poet

 

BOOKS

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       Taking the Homeless Census

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Romance with Small-Time Crooks

BIO

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Alexis Ivy is a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry.  Her first poetry collection, Romance with Small-Time Crooks was published in 2013 by BlazeVOX [book] and her second collection, Taking the Homeless Census (Saturnalia Books, 2020) won the 2018 Editors Prize at Saturnalia Books. Her most recent poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Saranac Review, and Poetry East.  ​She teaches in the PoemWorks Community in Boston.

IN THE PRESS

 

 

Ivy’s poems are sharp and unflinching…there’s a dangerous beauty in all the dangerous and dirty corners.

 

-Karen Weyant,

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

 
 

UPCOMING READINGS

PAST 2021

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New Orleans Poetry Festival

Reading with Saturnalia Poets

Kristi Maxwell, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Timothy Liu

April 15, 2021, 8:00 pm EST

join on Zoom:

https://nolapoetry.zoom.us/j/99830417505

details at:

https://nolapoetry.com/node/428

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Defunkt Magazine

Friday, May 7th 8pm

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Boston Book Festival's Lit Crawl

June 10th 6pm-9pm

Central Square, Cambridge

LIVE

 

SERVICES

POETRY WORKSHOP

---ALL CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL---

 

SIGN UP FOR WINTER/SPRING 2022

 

I will be offering a poetry workshop on select Tuesday evenings (7pm-9:15)

 

To accommodate your schedule you may choose to come to any or all workshops. 

 

Please contact me alexisivy52@yahoo.com    for more information, registration and rates. 

 

 

If you are interested in having me take a closer look at a group of poems or a manuscript I'm offering one-on-one sessions.  For more information please contact me. 

 

 

 

pOETRY RETREAT

TBD

CONTACT

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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