Atmosphere pops temples like balloons, using
just pressure.

These seas of air outlining the seen
are as reactionary as any

shifting with whatever and wherever
they feel.

-Alex Shapiro

Alex Wells Shapiro is a poet and artist from New York, living in Chicago. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. A former athlete, much of Alex’s work physicalizes interpersonal and environmental relationships. He has recently published or forthcoming work in Storm Cellar, unstamatic, Genre: Urban Arts, and Digging Through the Fat. More of his work may be found at


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