Alexis M. Wright

Lance Cleland

Alexis M. Wright is a California writer based in Massachusetts. Her lyric essay “Which One is the Lifeline?” appears in The Common and was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2023. Her essay “The Disney Look” is included in the anthology Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You’ve Been Told About Black Women, published by Black Lawrence Press. An excerpt from her memoir-in-progress, Membership, was a finalist for the 2023 CRAFT Memoir Excerpt & Essay Contest, guest judged by Sarah Fawn Montgomery. Alexis is an alumna of the Anaphora Writing Residency and the Juniper Institute. She was also a 2023 Tin House Scholar and the recipient of a Contributor’s Award in Nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She earned her MFA from the University of San Francisco.