About Wanderer

Wanderer grew up in Kansas City, MO. She is known for complex and layer filled, passionate delivery and writing. She engages with communities and her goal is to present various perspectives of different life experiences of sub groups of people to encourage conversation and unity, love and peace in the world. Wanderer has been writing and performing spoken word poetry since 2013 and won poetry slams in Colorado Springs (Hear Here), Kansas City (FTW Slam), New York (Nuyorican Poets Cafe), etc. She presented for the Pikes Peak Southern Christian Leadership Conference, opened for author/speaker Megan Fate Marshman, was the feature poet at Zodiac Venue/Bar in Colorado Springs, CO etc. Wanderer began a poetry collective—Steel Script—at her alma mater, The US Air Force Academy. These poets challenge audiences by addressing difficult and controversial topics by including all perspectives in an effort to encourage unity via understanding and acknowledgement. Wanderer wrote, produced and directed Steel Script’s debut one night only show which garnered an audience that filled an auditorium that holds approximately 1,000 people. In addition to poetry, Wanderer is a singer-songwriter and a playwright using those talents to reach her goals for the world as well.

About Wanderer

Cydnee A. Reese is a multi-genre writer and performer with a passion for the arts, community and charity. She is a singer-songwriter (Cydnée Alyxzan) who has written for and collaborated with artists from 6 different countries and is a two-time semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. As a poet (Wanderer), she has published a collection of poetry entitled Ebony Blankets: A Collection of Poems by the Artist Called Wanderer; was editor of Dancing in the Presence of Men: A Book of Love & Lovers by world-renowned poet Joyce Lee; wrote the children’s poetry book A Lot of Miles which was published in July of 2022 and has been used throughout Wichita Public Schools USD 259 in K-2 classrooms and she has spoken and performed at various conferences and events including opening for well known authors and speakers. In performance poetry, she has won poetry slams across the United States including scoring multiple perfect rounds and “winning the room” at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Cydnee A. Reese is a semi-finalist in the AITAF 2022 Bridge Award for her work as a playwright. In addition to her writing, she founded the nonprofit Wanderer Speaks United to both help artists and to utilize art to raise awareness of and funds for those in need. Her most recent work is the short film Comfort in Silence; which she wrote and directed.

Featured Videos

"You'll Never Know" X Cydnée Alyxzan | Official Music Video

"Teach Me" X Cydnée Alyxzan (feat. John Leslie Long) | Official Music Video

"UNTITLED" X Cydnée Alyxzan

Performances, Appearances and Major Events



Comfort in Silence Short Film Screening