Alexandra Johnson

A fiercely determined female with a strong voice is taking spoken word poetry by storm. Known as PoeticSoul, this Lafayette, La native wants to encourage others to never give up, to stand up, be fearless and be heard.

PoeticSoul owns and operates Lyrically Inclined, where she can be seen live monthly in Lafayette, LA. She takes her strong, resound messages to a new level of vibration with her powerful live performances. Her debut album, Scattered Thoughts, was released in December 2015. The tracks address a variety of life issues inspired by the artist’s own personal growth, addressing a variety of human and human rights issues.

Fascinated by the images created by using voice, words, and body movement, PoeticSoul finds freedom in the page and on stage. “I use spoken word poetry as a vehicle to express emotion, with the hopes of helping at least one person grow. To be an example that no matter what is placed against us, whether it be health issues, school, family, dysfunction, or any other obstacle, giving up should never be an option. I want to motivate people to find their “volume button.”

As a teaching artist, PoeticSoul works with youth throughout the community and non-profits in Acadiana to expose children in rural areas to literary arts. She has worked with non-profits, The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Project S.O.U.N.D., and The Thensted Center. PoeticSoul is the featured host and organizer of the Community Stage in Grand Coteau, La during the three-day annual literary arts festival, “The Festival of Words” and a committee member for the Annual FoW fundraiser, “Word Crawl”. PoeticSoul was a featured panelist on the panel discussion, “Language of the Unheard: Rural Children of Color” during the 2016 Split this Rock Poetry festival in Washington, DC. Poetic has also worked as a teaching artist in the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

PoeticSoul’s poetry has been featured in The Southern View Magazine. She has performed at Nuyorican Café, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Cite des Arts. PoeticSoul has performed for many venues including 100,000 Poets for Change, Englewood You Got Served in Chicago, IL. She has featured in the Blood Jet Poetry Series in New Orleans, Patrice Melnick’s Artist Series in Grand Coteau, La. PoeticSoul teamed up with Unlikely Stories as a featured poet on the Unlikely Saints tour in 2016. An Alumni of University of Louisiana with a Bachelors in Business Administration with focus in Marketing, Poetic incorporates spoken word poetry in business as a creative solution to overcome obstacles and create value the empowers the world to think and act creatively. PoeticSoul has featured in Nosotrus Latin Community Newspaper. Her album, “Scattered Thoughts” can be found on iTunes, Google Play Store, Spotify, and Amazon.

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