SHAY ALEXI

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SHAY ALEXI

is a radically tender poet and performance artist based out of Atlanta, GA. Her work explores the intersections of girlhood, mental health, sexuality, and self love in an effort to dismantle patriarchy and cultivate joy. Her chapbook, DIARY OF A GHOST GIRL, is forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press. She was the winner of the 2017 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins poetry prize and the 2017 Java Monkey Slam champion.  Shay was a Whitinger Scholar at Ball State University where she earned her BFA in Acting, creating the foundation for her work's innovative blend of traditional spoken word and physical storytelling. Her work has been featured by Button Poetry, Write About Now, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Glass: a Journal of Poetry, and FreezeRay Poetry. 

 

Shay Alexi is a poetry powerhouse. She is thoughtful, witty, and works the heart in impossible ways. She is an innovator of language and dares greatly in the realm of her work.
— Ashlee Haze, Nationally Touring Poet
I will never forget the faces, ears and postures of the audience when I first saw and heard Shay Alexi take the stage. After her soul shaking performance, the regular poets were like, “Who the hell is that?” I responded, that would be the person taking your spot on a team- get to writing! Shay Alexi is a story in a constant state of unfolding and one we all need to hear.
— Theresa Davis, WOWPS Champion 2011
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