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About Alex Wells Shapiro

Poet - Artist - Educator - Chicago, IL

Alex Wells Shapiro graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 with an MFA in Writing. He is a proud member of the Bum Sophisticate.

Recently, his poem Been Buried was selected as a finalist in the Atrocious Poet’s Cut Poems from Air contest for poetry inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks. Broadsides of the poem as well as a chapbook including all of the contest finalists are available at

He has work recently published or forthcoming in:


The Sick Muse

Funny Looking Dog Quarterly

Digging Through the Fat

Tiny Seed Literary Journal

Oyster River Pages

Meat for Tea: The Valley Review

The Gateway Review