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Ashaki M. Jackson

Author's Bio

Ashaki M. Jackson is a social psychologist and poet. She is a Cave Canem and VONA alumna whose work appears in CURA, Pluck! and Prairie Schooner among others. She is the author of two chapter-length collections – Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (MIEL). She lives in Los Angeles.

Publications and Prizes

Surveillance (Writ Large Press, 2016)
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 Rumpus, 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: May 7, 2016

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Gives readings?
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Identifies as:
African American, Native American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
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