Alexis Newton, Poetry Reader, is a freshman English major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She self-published her first book of poetry, Sunshowers, in 2020 and has won five awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her poetry has been published in the Matthew Wolfe Pandemic Evolution anthology and on Detour Ahead. She intends to graduate college with a dual major of English and Education, with the hope of teaching in a high school one day. Unsure of what the future holds, she plans to keep writing as long as she can.