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, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles, Nerve Cowboy, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, 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, 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.