About

Alexandra Johnson

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

 

PoeticSoul is founder and leader of spoken word organization 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, address a variety of life issues inspired by the artist’s own personal growth, addressing 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 is 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, Alex 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 Thenstead 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. PoeticSoul worked as a teaching artist in the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Home where she empowered incarcerated youth to create spoken word poem Eyes of the Sun. She featured as a 2017 Tedx presenter recounting her experience with LPDH youth. The Eyes of the Sun poem was awarded sponsorship by 24-Hour Citizen Project to install two murals of the poem at public venues in Lafayette, La.

 

PoeticSoul is the recipient of the ABC Fund, 2018 ICON Rising Star Award. Her 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. Poetic has received her B.S. in Business Administration - Marketing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her album, “Scattered Thoughts” can be found on iTunes, Google Play Store, Spotify, and Amazon.

 

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