I’m Alexander Billet. I’m a writer of prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction. My writing has appeared in Jacobin, Salvage, In These Times, Radical Art Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Historical Materialism blog, Protean, Real Life, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, Chicago Review, Against the Current, and other outlets. Most of my work revolves around issues of historical memory, radical geography, and artistic expression. I am also a pop culture news reporter at Looper.com.
My first book, Shake the City: Experiments In Space and Time, Music and Crisis, was released in late 2022 through 1968 Press.
For seven years I was a founding and chief editor at the radical arts publication Red Wedge. Currently I’m a member of the Locust Arts & Letters Collective, and help edit its publications Locust Review and Imago. In 2020, I was a fellow at the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop.
The title and logline of this site are both taken from Adrian Mitchell’s 1965 poem “To Whom It May Concern.” Some of my art will appear sporadically on this site. More of it can be found on my Instagram.