Poetry. TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS, Alexis Ivy's second poetry collection, begins with her award-winning crown of sonnets concerning her work with the homeless community. This 15-sonnet sequence captures the vulnerable moments of shared humanity. The remaining poems are a heartfelt response to the crown, splintering the poet's relationship with her lifework while questioning the definition of home. Known for their thoughtful attention to language and form, Ivy's poems find beauty in the wounds. TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS lets readers touch the untouchable.
Alexis Ivy is a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry. Her most recent poetry collections are TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS (Saturnalia Books, 2020) and ROMANCE WITH SMALL- TIME CROOKS (BlazeVOX books, 2013). She is a Street Outreach Advocate working with the homeless in her hometown of Boston.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA