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 wouldn’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 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:

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.

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 with Giramondo in Australia, 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.

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4 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


  2. Hong says:

    Hi Ashleigh,

    I read GriffithReview page at https://griffithreview.com/articles/interview-with-ashleigh-young/. It mentioned that you have essay collection called “Can You Tolerate This?”. I am wondering this is a published one or where I can find the link to read.


    • ashleighlou says:

      Hey there Hong, unfortunately my collection is, erm, as yet unpublished! I have had to revise it substantially. But I’m nearly there with it. It will probably be ready next year. Thank you for asking about it 🙂


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