In their first full-length collection, Shay Alexi dreams of a future that wants us back. unbridled grapples with freedom under the confines of shame, capitalism, and mental illness. Vacillating between poetry and lyrical essay, unbridled is an invitation to pursue a new world within our brains, bodies, and broader communities. 


Shay Alexi (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer living on unceded Muscogee Creek land in Atlanta, GA. They are the author of Diary of a Ghost Girl (Glass Poetry Press), and their work has been featured in The Rumpus, Apogee, WUSSY, and Homology Lit, amongst others. Videos of Shay’s spoken word performances have garnered over 280,000 online views. Shay is a freelance illustrator and communications professional, and they hold a B.F.A. in Acting. They are a Pisces Sun with a Pisces Moon and would like to remind you to drink some water. Connect with Shay on Twitter and Instagram at @_shayalexi_ and learn more at www.shayalexi.com