Why Are You So Extra
by Alexa Patrick
Alexa Patrick (she/her) is a vocalist and poet from Connecticut. She holds fellowships from Cave Canem, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and more. Alexa is currently the Programs Director for Shout Mouse Press. In spring 2023, Alexa will make her stage production debut as Un/Sung in the opera We Shall Not Be Moved, directed by Kennedy Center Honors awardee Bill T. Jones. You may find her work in publications including Adroit, CRWN Magazine, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic. Her debut collection Remedies for Disappearing will be published by Haymarket Books in June 2023. Visit alexapatrick.com for more.