I’m Ashleigh, and this is my blog. I don’t really know what it is, but here we are.
On this blog I write about things that don’t fit anywhere else. There is stuff on memory, mental health, cycling, and animals. 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. I don’t blog frequently, just when I want to.
I’m always keen to hear your thoughts on anything I write. Please keep in mind I have an extremely thin skin and will remember anything you say for the rest of my life and until death. 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.
I write a fortnightly column for Canvas magazine.
Thanks for reading!
PS. A bit of media:
An interview about writing, on Tin House.
Here’s an interview in the Sunday Star-Times, in which for some reason I was photographed in a bath.
My latest book is a poetry collection called How I Get Ready.
My instagram, tbh mostly just pictures of Jerry, but you should follow it for that very reason.