Alexandra Watson

Lecturer, First-Year Writing at Barnard College
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Alexandra is a Fiction Writer and Poet from New York whose work is concerned with race, class, addiction and mental illness. She’s the Executive Editor of Apogee Journal, and she received the 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Prize for Literary Magazine editing. Alex has secured grant funding for Apogee from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Nation, The South Carolina Review, The Common, The Bennington Review, The Rumpus, Yes Poetry, Nat. Brut., Redivider, PANK, and others. She is the Founder of the Cite Black Barnard Initiative and a recipient of two Barnard Innovation in Teaching awards.

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