Nadia Alexis was raised in Harlem, NYC, to Haitian immigrants. Her poetry has been published in Kweli Journal, Texas Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She was the featured visual artist in TORCH Journal’s 2016 Spring/Summer issue and was published in the Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora 2017 anthology. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology nominee, she received a scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center and has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole. She is a 2018-2019 Scholar in the Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship program. Currently a third-year poetry MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi, she’s working on her first full-length poetry manuscript and building bodies of photographic works. More at byNadiaAlexis.com.