POET, PHOTOGRAPHER, EDUCATOR

Nadia Alexis is a poet, photographer, organizer, and educator who was born in Harlem, New York City to Haitian immigrants. Her poetry has been published in The American Poetry Journal, Kweli Journal, Texas Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal and elsewhere. Her personal essay writing has been published at On She Goes.

She 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 scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center and has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole.

She was recently selected as a 2018-2019 Scholar in the Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship program under the mentorship of Resident Artist Carrie Mae Weems. She holds a BA in Political Science from Union College where she also studied Africana Studies and French. Currently a 3rd-year poetry MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi and a curator of the Trobar Ric Poetry Reading Series, she serves on the faculty of the McMullan Young Writers Workshop at Millsaps College and also teaches creative writing in the summer youth camps at the University of Mississippi. She is working on her first full-length manuscript of poems while building bodies of photographic works.

 

Nadia Alexis, poet, writer, photographer, author