Dubbed the Designer Poet at the 2014 Jamaica Poetry Festival, Alexis a Kittian by birth, has resided in Anguilla for over 35 years. An Anguillan at heart he is a youth enthusiast who enjoys working with the Anguilla Youth through track and field and mentoring. Alexis has a keen interest in fashion as well and is a fashion designer of regional notoriety. Alexis considers himself a lyrical activist and entertainer, he uses his poetry to raise awareness on issues and does so with much passion while injecting humour. Mr. Ryan is the 2015 and 2018 Malliouhana performance poetry winner.