Alysha Irisari Malo, BA’03, is one of three local writers with Vanderbilt ties reading at 7 pm Friday, October 3, at Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry sponsored by Barnes & Noble at 2525 West End Avenue.
Malo is an interdisciplinary visual artist and writer who lives in Nashville. She works in several media, including poetry, photography, painting, drawing and clay. Born and raised in West Virginia, Malo earned a BA in art and art history from Vanderbilt (2003) and received a Merit Award in the Hamblet competition her senior year. She later attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a BFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting and drawing. She is currently the seventh grade art instructor at Brick Church College Prep, a LEAD charter school. Malo was recently selected as a featured poet and artist in One Drop: Art & Kulcha Magazine’s Shadow Issue and given a 12-page spread.
Joining her for an evening of poetry are Max McDonough, an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt, and Alicia Marie Brandewie, who is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Vanderbilt.