Madison's artwork explores the intersection of spirituality, womanhood, mental health, and the honesty of living that echoes inside all of us.

A stray cat marches across the keys of a giant church organ, and Madi Parker’s voice bellows out. Her poetry is a weird, loud holiness that fills the room. It sobs, it celebrates, it apologizes with its fingers crossed. Madi’s work is covered in cat fur and claw marks, and is the most honest song you’ll hear about you and everyone you know. Amen.
— Bill Moran, Louisiana State University Poetry MFA Candidate, Two Time Austin Poetry Slam Champion

What has she done? 

  • Mic Check Poetry, Slam Team Member: '13, '14, '15
  • Mic Check Poetry, Team Coach: '15
  • Mic Check Poetry, President: '14 - '15
  • Mic Check Youth Poetry, Founder: '15
  • Speak Up! Speak Out! Youth Poetry Slam, Director: '14 - '15 
  • Women of the World Poetry Slam, Competitor: '14, '17
  • Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Competitor: '13, '16
  • Opened for internationally famous poets such as Sarah Kay, Franny Choi, Hieu Minh Nyugen, Jeanann Verlee. 
  • Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Director: '14, '15
  • 1000 Project US Tour: '15 (LA, TX, NM, UT, CA, NV, IL, CO, OR)
  • 1000 Project Australia/East Asian Tour: '16 
  • Canadian Tour: '16
  • The Eckleburg Project, Co-Founder, Editor -in- Chief: '13 - '14
  • Write Bloody Publishing, Vice President, '15 - Current
  • Transform Arts, Artist - in - Resident:
    '16 - '17