Portrait of Ren Alessandra

Ren Alessandra

Ren Alessandra is in her age of expansion. As the 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, she holds her endeavour close. Poet and educator based in Melbourne, Ren runs her own venture, Wordcraft, blending her vocations to help writers overcome their blocks and develop their craft.

Hosting a monthly spoken word event, workshops and many creations to come, Wordcraft is growing, as is her work. Blueprint Body, her first collection, has been born in a chapbook selection. The taster of the bigger collection explores Ren’s lived experience of body shame through a rebuilding of the self. Her work explores femininity, identity and love in all its colours.