Nadia Alexis is a Harlem, NYC-born daughter of Haitian immigrants. A first-generation college graduate and graduate student, she currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Her poetry has been published in Kweli Journal, Texas Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, visceral brooklyn and elsewhere. Her personal essay writing has been published at On She GoesShe was the featured visual artist in TORCH Literary Journal’s 2016 Spring/Summer issue and has additional photographic works published in the Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora 2017 anthology featuring over 100 women photographers of African descent from around the world.

A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology nominee, she was a recipient of a summer workshop scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center and she has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole. She is currently a 3rd-year poetry MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi where is working on her first full-length manuscript of poems and building a body of photographic works.


Nadia Alexis, poet, writer, photographer, author