Alexis Paige is an author, editor, and teacher who writes from a converted farmhouse pantry in rural New England. Her first book, a collection of short-form lyric essays, Not A Place On Any Map, won the 2016 Vine Leaves Press Vignette Collection Award and was published in December of 2016.
Paige holds an MA in poetry from San Francisco State University and an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. She teaches writing and social justice courses at Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont, and has served as guest faculty at the Stonecoast MFA program, as writer-in-residence at Bay Path University, and as visiting artist at Saint Lawrence University.
Paige’s work appears in multiple journals and anthologies, including New Madrid Journal, Passages North, Fourth Genre, The Pinch, The Rumpus, Pithead Chapel, and on Brevity, where she is an Assistant Editor. Her essay, “The Right to Remain,” which first appeared in The Rumpus, was named a Notable in the 2016 Best American Essays anthology, was featured on Longform, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Winner of the 2013 New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Prize and twice a top-ten finalist of Glamour magazine’s essay contest, Paige lives on the dark side of the moon in central Vermont with her husband, and their two dogs, Jazz and George. She can be found at alexispaigewrites.com.