renée ashley



Del Sol Press
ISBN 978-0-9998425-3-9  $16.95

"Ashley's brain is a variegated and teeming landscape, so prepare yourself for hairpin turns and looping iterations in her interviews, reviews, literary scholarship, memoir selections, and reflections on the work of writing and teaching. you will encounter the history of the rutabaga, a noir Easter Bunny and the esteemed Edward Taylor in a jocular moment. Herein are seemingly countless unexpected associations and correspondences, glimpses of 'what is beginning to occur, both in the margins, the periphery of the poem, and in a life.'"

         —Claire Bateman, Author of Scape



tran(s)tudies, Essay: "Of a Kind: On Accommodation, Ptolemization, and Aging." January 2013.  

Serving House Journal, Review of  What Island. November 2012

The Literary Review, Review: Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death, Religion, Art, Politics, Sex, and Everything Else, Barbara Hamby and David Kirby eds., Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. Fall 2010

The Literary Review, An Essay-Review of One More Theory About Happiness: a memoir, by Paul Guest, Ecco, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, NY, May 2010 and Happy: a  memoir, by Alex Lemon, Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc., NY,  January 2010.  Summer 2010

The Literary Review, An Essay-Review of Mary Jo Bang, The Bride of E, Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2009. Louise Glück, A Village Life, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Spring 2010

The Literary Review, Review: The Short List: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. Spring 2010

The Literary Review, Review: Wings Without Birds, by Brian Henry, Salt Publishing, London. Summer 2010

The Literary Review, Review: Lamon, Laurie. Without Wings. CavanKerry Press Ltd: Fort Lee, NJ, 2009. Winter 2010

The Literary Review, Review: Wagner, Pamela Spiro. We Mad Climb Shaky Ladders. CavanKerry Press Ltd: Fort Lee, NJ, 2009. Winter 2010

The Literary Review, Review: Eamon Grennan. Matter of Fact. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press. 2008

Gently Read Literature: “True Lines Not Mere Sentences: Renée Ashley on Dennis Hinrichsen’s Kurosawa’s Dog,” Sept. 1, 2009.

The Literary Review, An Essay-Review of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry, Cole Swensen and David St. John, eds.W.W. Norton & Co., NY: 2009. Summer 2009

poemeleon ."An Aesthetic of Anomaly: Edward Taylor's 'Preface' to his 'Gods Determinations,' My Mother and the Trolley, and Some Thoughts on Involuntary Comedy" is reprinted in

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot by Charles Baxter and The Art of Attention: A Poet’s Eye by Donald Revell.” Summer 2008

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: Elegy by Mary Jo Bang.” Summer 2008.

Poets on Prozac: Essays on Psychiatric Treatment and the Creative Process, “Basic Heart: Depression and the Ordinary,” Richard Berlin, M.D. ed., Johns Hopkins University Press. 2008

Writers on the Job, “Bunny Noir,” Hopewell Publications. August 2008

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: Albert Goldbarth, The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972- 2007."  Winter 2008

AWP Chronicle, “Writing on the Brink: Peripheral Vision and the Personal Poem.” May/Summer 2007

The Literary Review, “Sampling the Galaxy: Poets and Poetry in New Jersey.” Summer 2007

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: David Tucker’s Late for Work.” Summer 2007

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: Fanny Howe’s Selected Poems.” Spring 2007

Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, “Ut Pictura Poesis: The Picture in the Poem, or, Simple Perspective for Poets.” Number Five, 2006

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: Tess Gallagher’s Dear Ghosts.” Fall 2006

The Literary Review, “Editor’s Choice: Sarah Arvio’s Sono Cantos.” Summer 2006

Writers on the Job, “Bunny Noir,” Walter Cummins and Thomas E. Kennedy, eds. July 2005

Studies in American Humor: The Journal of the American Humor Studies Association, "An Aesthetic of Anomaly: Edward Taylor's 'Preface' to His 'Gods Determinations,' My Mother and the Trolley, and Some Thoughts on Involuntary Comedy." Fall 1997


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