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Ashaki M. Jackson

Author's Bio

Ashaki M. Jackson is a social psychologist and poet residing in Southern California. She is a Cave Canem fellow and former member of Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) and Idyllwild Summer Arts writing communities. In addition to the enclosed publications, various organizations have featured her readings, including Write Word Write Now's Summer Solstice Reading Series (Detroit, MI), LouderArts at Bar13 (New York, NY), Courting Risk (New York, NY and Seattle, WA), and Rhapsodomancy (Los Angeles, CA), among others. She is currently mentoring and conducting research for initiatives involving teen girls.

Publications and Prizes

Cante Jondo (Poems-For-All, 2007)
Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop (AK Press, 2014), Read Women: An Anthology (Locked Horn Press, 2014), Cave Canem XIII (Willow Books, 2013), Cave Canem XII (Willow Books, 2012), Cave Canem XI (Cave Canem, 2007), Coloring Book (Rattlecat Press, 2004)
Eleven Eleven, Generations, inch, Mujeres de Maiz, Flor y Canto, PLUCK!, Prairie Schooner, r.kv.r.y. quarterly, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Suisun Valley Review, The Drunken Boat, The Splinter Generation

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
The People of Paper | S. Plascencia, The Book of Embraces | E. Galeano, Volcano | G. Hongo, Conduit | K. Queen, The Artist's Daughter | K. Hahn, Gesture | P. Everett, Mosquito | A. Lemon
Favorite Authors:
Eduardo Galeano, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carl Phillips, Chris Abani, Maxine Hong Kingston, Kurt Cobain, Vivee Francis

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Listing last updated: October 23, 2015

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Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
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