Alexandra Marie and M.H. Clay

The Robert Trammell Reading Series
When: Wednesday November 9th, 2011
Where: The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis
Hosted by Karen X, Videotaped by Jeff Liles

Alexandra Marie
In the spring of 2005, Los Angeles native Alexandra Marie returned to the poetry scene after a three-year hiatus. She resumed writing and became a regular at various open mic venues in the Los Angeles area. A month after her return, she had her first featured performance at “Les Trois Vies.” She continued to attend local open mics, and featured at many special events and poetry venues. Alexandra Marie hosted her own open mic venue, “Connected Through Art,” from 2006 to 2007, and assisted the 2006 Los Angeles Slam Team at the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. She has published two chapbooks: Love in Bits and Pieces in June of 2007, and You Are Between the Vowels and Consonants in My Every Sentence in November of 2007.
In April of 2008, Alexandra Marie moved to Dallas, and started her poetic career all over again. By the end of the year, she had made her mark in her new city, and brought in 2009 featuring at a New Year’s Eve party held in the Downtown Westin. This was followed by performances at the Arlington Martin Luther King Day Celebration and First Tuesdays at Brooklyn Jazz Café. Alexandra Marie continues to frequent Dallas open mics and can now be found co-hosting the Dallas Poetry Slam open mic with Rock Baby.

M. H. Clay is a poet and playwright residing in Dallas, TX. His profession has taken him around the world to see much and meet many. He has heard raw wisdom from young, Caribbean Rastas, “Live fast and quit!” and pondered the deep questions with Chinese businessmen, “What do we do with all the garbage?” He writes to maintain a semblance of sanity and throws his words out to see what kindred spirits will catch and throw back. Michael is the co-editor of Mad Swirl with Johnny Olson.


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