Sally Ashton


Los Gatos, CA 95032

Author's Bio

Sally Ashton is Editor-in-Chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. Writing across genres, in collaboration with artists, and specializing in short prose forms, Ashton is the author of four collections. She has taught at San José State University, UC Santa Cruz Extension, and workshops including Disquiet: International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. She served as Santa Clara County’s Poet Laureate, 2011-2013. Other honors include fellowships from Arts Council Silicon Valley and as a Lucas Artist Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center. She lives in California with her husband.

Publications & Prizes

A Cast-iron Aeoroplane that Actually Flies: Commentaries from 80 American Poets on their Prose Poems (MadHat Press, 2019)
They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, Assistant Editor (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)
99 Poems for the 99 Percent (99: The Press, 2014)
An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions, 2009)
Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes (C&R Press, 2008)
The Behaviour of Clocks (WordFarm, 2019)
Some Odd Afternoon (BlazeVOX books, 2010)
Ner Name Is Juanita, Pushcart nominee (Kore Press, 2009)
These Metallic Days (Main Street Rag, 2005)
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Artist Fellowship in Poetry from Arts Council Silicon Valley, 2004. Montalvo Lucas Artist Fellow. Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, 2011-2013. First Prize Fish Flash Fiction, 2014.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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Last update: Apr 01, 2020