POET & Photographer
Alexis Rhone Fancher’s poem, “when I turned fourteen, my mother’s sister took me to lunch and said:” was chosen by Edward Hirsch for inclusion in The Best American Poetry of 2016. Her work can be found in Rattle, Cleaver Magazine, Slipstream, Askew, Plume, Tinderbox Literary Journal, Toad, The Fem, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles, Loch Raven Review, Nerve Cowboy, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Portside, Rat’s Ass Review, San Pedro River Review, streetcake, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Bared, Blink Ink, The MacGuffin, Ragazine, Menacing Hedge, 13 Myna Birds, KYSO Flash, Quaint Magazine, Blotterature, Hobart, Blink Ink, Carnival Literary Magazine, Pyrene's Fountain, great weather for Media, Les Femmes Folles, Cactus Heart, Fjords Review, Carbon Culture Review, Cliterature, The Chiron Review, Good Men Project, rawboned, Boyslut, Danse Macabre, Dirty Lit, Femme Cat, Fine Linen, Gyroscope Review, Kleft Jaw, Lummox 4, 5, and 6, Patria Letterature, Postcards Poems and Prose, Red Light Lit, Spectrum, Thank You for Swallowing, The Nervous Breakdown, Wherewithal, WISH, Deep Water Literary Journal, Poeticdiversity, Little Raven, This Is Poetry: Women of the Small Presses, Gutter Eloquence, The Mas Tequila Review, Broadzine!, Bare Hands, Luciferous, High Coupe, Bukowski On Wry, Poetry Super Highway, H_NGM_N, The Serving House Poetry Journal, Clean Sheets, FRE&D, Downer Magazine, The Poetry Storehouse, One Hundred Word Stories, and elsewhere. She has been published in over thirty anthologies and chapbooks, both in the U.S. and abroad. Her photographs have been published worldwide, including spreads in River Styx, Blue Lyra, Fine Linen, Blink-Ink, Lummox, Rogue Agent, HeART Online, and the covers of The Mas Tequila Review, The Chiron Review, Heyday Magazine, and Witness. Alexis is Poetry Editor of Cultural Weekly, where she also publishes "The Poet’s Eye," a monthly photo essay about Los Angeles. She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and Other Heart Stab Poems,(Sybaritic Press, 2014.) Her chapbook about the death of her son, Joshua, State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, was published by KYSO Flash Press in October of 2015. Her latest collection, Enter Here, publishes in Spring, 2017, from KYSO Flash Press. Since 2013 Alexis has been nominated for eleven Pushcart Prizes, one Best Short Fiction award, and four Best of the Net awards. She and her husband live and collaborate in a loft/studio space in downtown Los Angeles. They have a spectacular view.