I’m Ashleigh, and this here’s my blog. I don’t really know what it is, but here we are.

I work as an editor and I live in Wellington, New Zealand.

On this blog I often write about memory, mental health, and cycling. I would like to say here that my proudest moment was being called ‘the poet-philosopher of the roads’ on a UK cycling website, some years ago. I write about other things, but those themes seem to resurface time and again. 

I’m always keen to hear your thoughts on anything I write. Drop me a comment or an email: ashleigh [dot] young [at] gmail [dot] com

I’m sometimes on Twitter.

Thanks for reading.

PS. A bit of media:

Here’s an interview from early 2014 on the Griffith Review site. I raved on a bit.

Here’s an interview I did in 2012 with extraordinary poet Hera Lindsay Bird on the Pantograph Punch.

Here’s a collection of poetry I wrote which you can buy if you like.


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2 Responses to Hello

  1. B. Jeursen says:

    Hi Ashleigh,

    I heard, on the radio, a poem written by you called “Guide”. It completely stopped me in my tracks. I was about to go into the supermarket but I just sat in the car and listened with that same beautiful feeling you get when you look at a painting and it keeps drawing your eyes back to it. I couldn’t look away from your poem. Will now be following your blog.


    • ashleighlou says:

      Hi Belinda,

      That is the loveliest thing. Thank you very very much indeed. It’s not every day that someone says they sat in the car and listened to you. I will get a lot of good mileage out of that. And thank you for following the blog!

      All the best

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