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Author: Renee Ashley

Renée Ashley's hybrid collection of essays, Minglements: Prose on Poetry and Life, was published in 2019, as was RUINED TRAVELER (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions). She is also the author of a novel and six previous volumes of poetry: most recently, THE VIEW FROM THE BODY (Black Lawrence Press) and BECAUSE I AM THE SHORE I WANT TO BE THE SEA (Subito Book Prize, University of Colorado-Boulder). A portion of her poem, "First Book of the Moon," is included in a permanent installation by the Artist Larry Kirkland in Penn Station, NYC. She has received fellowships in both poetry and prose from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ashley lives in northern New Jersey and is on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University's two low-residency graduate programs, the MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators.

Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea
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Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea

Subito Press

Poetry. Winner of the Subito Book Prize, selected by Ruth Ellen Kocher. In BECAUSE I AM THE SHORE I WANT TO BE THE SEA, Ashley's fifth full-length collection, her narrator, through highly compressed, lyrical prose poems, engages in what she calls th...

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Ruined Traveler
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Ruined Traveler

Otis Books | Seismicity Editions

Poetry. RUINED TRAVELER is a collection built on the premise of tension and association. Prose poems are compressed within rigid margins to heighten pressure on the language, short poems explode from the right margin, and long segmented poems ("Ruin...

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The View from the Body
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The View from the Body

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. "Renée Ashley's stunning new book is indeed a 'view from the body,' but it's a 'body named / bone, named brain.' Haunted at times by the dead, by the past, by death itself, Ashley finds her most frequent specter in the self and its disturban...

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