Ashley Hajimirsadeghi

Poet

Baltimore, MD

Author's Bio

Ashley Hajimirsadeghi is an award winning writer from Baltimore, Maryland.

She has served as a poetry reader for Mud Season Review and Ex/Post Magazine, an Editorial Intern for Cleaver Magazine, an Editorial Intern at Sundress Academy for the Arts, a curator and editor for Sundress Publications' Lyric Essentials Series, and as the Program Assistant at New Perspectives Theatre Company. She also has a background in professional journalism and is the Literary Journal Director at the Young Writers Initiative. An alumna of the International Writing Program's Summer Institute, Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, and the Playwriting Director's Apprentice at NPTC, she currently plots world domination via writing. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
2019 Lyric Prose Plus (Port Yonder Press, 2019)
Chapbooks:
cartography of trauma (Dancing Girl Press, 2021)
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cinephile (Ghost City Press, 2021)
Journals:
After the Pause
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Anti-Heroin Chic
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Barzakh
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Dialogist
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Dream Pop Press
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Emerge Literary Journal
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Ghost City Review
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Nine Muses Poetry
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No Contact
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Prizes won: 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: National Gold Medal, Special Achievement: Civic Expression Award, National Silver Medal (all for poetry). 3x Best of the Net Nominee (2018-2020). Full scholarship for the International Writing Program's Summer Institute (2019). Brooklyn Poets Fellow (Fall 2019). Open Road Scholar at the Desert Nights Writers Conference. Semifinalist for the ST Writer's Workshop. 3x Scholarship Recipient from The Shipman Agency. Scholarship Recipient from Kundiman. Recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship in Bangla (2021). 2x Scholarship Recipient from The Speakeasy Project.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Iranian American
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Baltimore, MD
Maryland
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Last update: Mar 31, 2021