Alexis Rhone Fancher is a daring poet with a powerful voice. Her poems are honest and accessible, and often tackle taboo subjects people long to talk about, but for some reason cannot. Alexis specializes in sexual politics, poems that explore the relationships between men and women, and women with each other. Her work is as loving and critical of women as it is of men; she takes no sides, allowing for remarkable explorations of humanness through her poems. Her most recent collection, How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen and Other Heart Stab Poems, was published by Sybaritic Press in 2014. Since 2013, Alexis has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net award, and she recently won the Los Angeles Poet Society’s Summer Poetry contest. Her work can be found in Rattle, The MacGuffin, Chiron Review, Menacing Hedge, Thirteen Myna Birds, Ragazine, KYSO Flash, Fjords Review, Cactus Heart, and elsewhere. Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. -- Chanel Brenner, poet of the week.