Alyx Chandler (she/her) is a writer from Alabama who received her MFA in creative writing and poetry at the University of Montana, where she was the Richard Hugo fellow and taught rhetoric and poetry. She is a publicist for Poetry Northwest, a poetry reader for Electric Literature and former poetry editor for CutBank. Her poetry can be found at Cordella Magazine, Greensboro Review, SWWIM, and elsewhere. She now lives and writes in Chicago.

She currently works as a Writing Support Specialist at National Louis University at the downtown Chicago and Wheeling, IL, locations. She also teaches remotely with Free Verse Writing Project. Before that, she served as the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA for two Montana creative writing nonprofits: Free Verse Writing Project and Missoula Writing Collaborative. She also taught as the head instructor to high schoolers attending the Rattlesnake Writing Workshop, as well as co-taught for the Words With Wings Writing Camp. During her AmeriCorps Vista year, she was also able to teach a Writers’ Room class for adults as well as weekly Free Verse classes to youth experiencing mental health crises at the St. Patrick’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.

Previously, she graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism, marketing and a minor in creative writing, where she won the Holle Media Writing Award in 2015 for reporting, and then worked for several years in Birmingham as a features editor and journalist for Starnes Publishing. She is currently at work on her first book of poetry.