ASHLEY TAYLOR is an American poet and performer who designs student-centered, collaborative writing spaces and performing arts events. Ashley is the author of Metamorphosis of Narcissus, part of a chaplet series by queer and trans poets from Damaged Goods Press, 2019. Their writing has been honored with a 2020 Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and a 2020 Lambda Literary Fellowship Award from Sundress Academy for the Arts. You can find their writing in Yes Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, Vagabond City, Transom, Peculiar, and Out/Cast.


MFA Spalding University ⋅ 2021

  • Creative Writing ⋅ Poetry

  • Abroad in Santiago, Chile ⋅ 2019

  • Abroad in Kyoto, Japan ⋅ 2018

  • Emerging Writer Scholarship

  • Student Editor of Good River Review

MA  University of Louisville ⋅ 2018

  • English ⋅ Graduate Teaching Assistantship

  • Instructor of ENG 101, 102, 202

  • Graduate Dean’s Citation Award

  • Creative Writing Award for Poetry

  • Scholarship Award for Excellence in Creative Writing

  • Graduate Editor of Miracle Monocle

BA  University of Louisville ⋅ 2014

  • English ⋅ Linguistics Minor

  • Poetry Editor of The White Squirrel

  • Completed Metro College UPS Program