Madison Mae Parker is a writer, a performer, and a space-maker. As an MFA Performance Candidate at SAIC, she finds deep belonging in the stretching of language through poetry and questioning where a poem might long to live. Through this exploration of poetics in the material world, she invites desire, curiosity, and play as spiritual practices into her studio. Her previous work has led her to Charlotte Street Foundation as a resident, Mic Check Poetry, serving as President, and Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival as Director. Having toured and taught internationally with her poetry, she feels most at ease while performing and facilitating rituals and conversations around the things that make us human. Alongside SAIC, she’s at the Tamalpa Institute to receive an Expressive Arts Therapy Certification (2024) and is the Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the SAIC Galleries. When she is not art-ing, you can find her watching anime and eating Hot Cheetos with her cats MeowZaki and Mochi.