"An ingenious poet, a brilliant performer, a funny person, a serious thinker. Quite simply, extraordinary."
— Howard Zinn, activist and author of A People's History of the United States
"Olson is an electrifying performer, who seduces her audiences with wit and energy."
— The Progressive
"Alix Olson is a red-hot, feminismo-spewin' volcano. Plus she rhymes. Listen to her now!"
— Alison Bechdel, cartoonist, Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For
"She's outrageous. As well as funny, warm spirited, zany, vocal, curious, a personality with so much energy bubbling over, infecting everyone around. She's full of charisma, she is real and she's full of life; she's Alix Olson."
— Johnson State College newspaper
"…Alix Olson brought excitement, vitality and passion to her performance at Northampton Community College…Without manuscripts or notes, Olson sent forth a meteor shower of words, word play, images, and sounds - every syllable perfectly articulated. She accompanied her language-rich verse with constant motion - her arms outstretched, her legs bending and unbending at the knee, her hands waving...Her enthusiastic audience asked her many thought-provoking questions, and she answered them thoughtfully."
— Myra Saturen, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
"One of America's most articulate and politically active lesbian and women's rights activists..."
— Dayton City Paper, Dayton, OH
“The 'road-poet-on-a-mission' rev(s) up our motors and bring us to our feet. Alix Olson empowers her audiences with her quick wit and her powerful voice that carries her message of peace and politics”
— Beth Maples-Bays, Out and About, Chattanooga, TN
“She tangles ropes around your consciousness... Her tones fell with a pulse that jolts inspiration and life into the dullness and sadness of a world where ‘isms reign...Alix’s words are the art of change, justice, fairness, and love.”
— La Salle Collegian
“An advocate for grassroots truth.”
— Utne Magazine
“Onstage, Alix Olson works the mike like a weapon, launching scathing epithets against injustice, ignorance, and intolerance...Her voice rises fast and furious and then falls to a whisper, keeping the audience engaged even with silence. Sprinkled with emphatic obscenities, her poetry inspires audiences and challenges them to think, leaving many dizzy and breathless.”
— Minnesota Women’s Press
"Carrying the torch of relentless progress into the wilderness of human prejudice, Alix Olson's spoken-word poetry is nothing short of an artistic and social revelation. Her illusion shattering, poetic hammer: impassioned delivery, potent ideas, and undeniable logic, command attention and praise."
— Desiree Nall, The Creative Advocate
“A slam poetry luminary!”
— Syracuse New Times
“Full of fire and amazing grace.”
— The Advocate
"This critically acclaimed poet will challenge everything you thought you knew. It's a little like taking the red pill in the Matrix.”
— The Source, Bend, Oregon
“Alix Olson is the living embodiment of a wake-up call for this generation... powerful, poignant, fearless, and unflinching in its outspokenness, a much needed dose of medicine for the soul.”
— Pamela Means, Singer/songwriter