Alex Wells Shapiro (he/him) is a poet, artist, and organizer from the Hudson Valley, living in Chicago. Northeastern University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago gave him degrees. He serves as Poetry Editor for Another Chicago Magazine, and co-curates Exhibit B: A Literary Variety Show. His poems have been published in Cleaver, Vassar Review, Fourteen Hills, Fatal Flaw, The Under Review, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in The Spectacle and Laurel Review He is the author of a full-length collection of poems, Insect Architecture (Unbound Edition 2022), and a chapbook, Gridiron Fables (Bottlecap Features 2022). More of his work can be found at