Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles I
Alegria Imperial has had haiku and other Japanese short poems as well as free verse published in international journals such as LYNX, Notes from the Gean, The Heron's Nest, Bones, A Hundred Gourds, eucalypt, The Cortland Review, poetic diversity and qarrtsiluni. Her awards in poetry contests include honorable mentions from Passager and the Vancouver Cherry Blassoms Haiku Invitational, commended, Traditional Category, in the Haiku Foundation's 2012 Haiku Now Contest, and adjudged Excellent in the 7th International Tanka Festival Competition 2012. A few of her bilingual haiku and haibun appeared in LIJLA’s August 2013 Special Feature section edited by Alan Summers. A Filipino, she now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Read.
Alexis Ivy is a student of literature at Harvard University. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Main Street Rag, Tar River Poetry, Eclipse, and J Journal. She has worked in the kitchen of a homeless shelter, invented names for wallpaper designs, served as poetry editor of Coin Flip Shuffle, and is the operations manager for Poem Works: Workshop for Publishing Poets. Her first poetry collection Romance with Small-Time Crooks (BlazeVOX [books]) was published in the spring of 2013. Alexis grew up in Boston Massachusetts, where she currently lives. Read.
Evie Ivy is a poet/dancer in the New York City poetry circuit. She’s enjoyed writing and drawing since childhood, loves and enjoys writing poetry both in syllabics and metrics as well as free verse. She has authored three chapbooks, including Selected Cinquains (Grey Book Press) and a book, The First Woman Who Danced, (PetitPois Press), which contains most of the poetry based on her experiences as a dancer/instructor in the ancient art of belly dancing). She hosts the long running Green Pavilion Poetry Event in Brooklyn, and has helped to edit its anthologies Dinner with the Muse, and The Venetian Hour. She also, through the years, has assisted in editing several poetry journals. Finally, her work has appeared in various anthologies and websites, including Levure littéraire, and First Literary Review-East. Read.