Nadia Alexis is a poet, writer, photographer, and educator born in Harlem, NYC to Haitian immigrants.
Her debut full-length collection of poems and photographs, Watersheds, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in Spring 2025, and it was also a finalist for the 2022 Ghost Peach Press Prize. Her poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Poets & Writers, Indiana Review, MQR: Mixtape, Shenandoah, The Global South, and others.
Her poetry has also been anthologized in Wild Imperfections: An Anthology of Womanist Poems and Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary American Poetry and Prose. Her photography publications include Forgotten Lands, MQR: Mixtape, TORCH Journal, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, and others.
She is the 2019 honorable mention poetry prize winner of the Hurston/Wright College Writers Award, 2020 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters photography award nominee, and 2020 semifinalist of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest.
She is also a fellow of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole. Her photographs have been shown in several exhibitions in the U.S. and Cuba. She holds a PhD in English with Creative Writing Concentration as well as an MFA in Poetry from the University of Mississippi
Nadia’s work is included in the current exhibit at The Carr Center Gallery.