Alex Jeune was born in Wellington in 1986. He grew up in Otaki and Levin, and attended Levin’s Waiopehu College. He moved to Lower Hutt in 2008 to study at Victoria University of Wellington. He graduated with a BA in Chinese and Sociology. He has had his poetry published in Valley Micropress, in the Horowhenua Writer’s Group anthology, Iridescent Blue, and in broadsheet: new new zealand poetry. In 2020, he appeared in the HeadworX anthology Three Poets, with Marion Rego and Margaret Jeune. He has read his poetry at the Titirangi Poets in Auckland and at “Poets to the People” Cafe in Kāpiti and at the Fringe Bar Open Mic in Wellington City. He is a lay preacher in the Hutt City Uniting Congregational Parish.