Poet and Educator
Ren Alessandra is an Italo-Australian poet and educator based in Naarm. As the 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, she endeavours to advocate for poetry at every turn. Wordcraft is the name under which she hosts open mics, workshops and private mentoring. A judge for the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry, she has also been commissioned by Sustainability Victoria, TAFE NSW, City of Yarra, Rotary International and City of Melbourne for the Summer Night’s Drone show, among others. Her new work, Wog Girl, illuminates the nuances of being Italian immigrants in a world that continues to stereotype them while celebrating her identity.