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.
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
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Friday, May 7th 8pm
Boston Book Festival's Lit Crawl
June 10th 6pm-9pm
Central Square, Cambridge
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I will be offering a poetry workshop on select Tuesday evenings (7pm-9:15)
I will be leading eight PoemWorks style workshops and two generative workshops this upcoming fall. We will be meeting on Zoom and there is a max of eight attendees at each ‘shop.
The generative writing workshops 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.
8 Workshops 7-9:30pm Tuesdays: September 6th, 20th, 27th / October 11th, 25th / November 1st, 15th, 29th
2 Generative 7-9pm Tuesdays: November 22nd & December 6th
To accommodate your schedule you may choose to come to any or all workshops.
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