I’m Ashleigh, and this is my blog. I don’t really know what it is, but here we are.
On this blog I often write about memory, mental health, cycling, and inconsequential things that wouldn’t fit anywhere else. My proudest moment was being called ‘the philosopher poet of the bike lane’ on the website of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. I still think about that quite a bit. I write about other things too, but those themes seem to resurface time and again. I don’t blog all that frequently, just when I want to.
I’m always keen to hear your thoughts on anything I write. Even if it’s bad. Drop me a comment or an email: ashleigh [dot] young [at] gmail [dot] com
(But please don’t send me advertising stuff, and please don’t send your writing to me for editorial feedback, unless we already know each other and you are definitely going to buy me a beer in return!)
I work as an editor at Victoria University Press and write around the edges.
I’m on Twitter more often than I should be.
Thanks for reading!
PS. A bit of media:
Here’s an interview I did in 2012 with extraordinary poet Hera Lindsay Bird on the Pantograph Punch.
Here’s an interview with Philip Matthews in the Sunday Star-Times, in which for some reason I was photographed in a bath.
Here’s a collection of poetry I wrote which you can buy.
Here’s a collection of essays I wrote which you can also buy (also due out soon with Riverhead Books in the US, and Bloomsbury in the UK).
My instagram, tbh mostly just pictures of Jerry, but you should follow it for that very reason.