Alexandra Parker graduated cum laude from James Madison University in 2014 with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. In 2014, she received JMU’s Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research and Study. A resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, Alexandra has published several short stories and poems in Gardy Loo magazine and plans to pursue an M.A. in English in the fall of 2016. Since 2013, she has studied the life and work of Beat poet Elise Cowen.