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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

Chapbooks:
Surveillance (Writ Large Press, 2016)
Anthologies:
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)
Journals:
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

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Native American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
English

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