ASHLEY TAYLOR is a community arts director (River City Revue, Mind’s Eye Theatre, Highview Arts Center) and the author of The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, part of a chaplet series by queer and trans poets from Damaged Goods Press in 2019. In 2020, their writing was honored with an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and a Lambda Literary Fellowship Award from Sundress Academy for the Arts. You can find their poems in Tiny Spoon, Yes Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, Vagabond City, Transom, Peculiar, and Out/Cast. Ashley works in Exceptional Childhood Education and teaches as the ECE Assistant at Iroquois High School.

Editor: www.TransomJournal.com


MFA Spalding University ⋅ 2021

  • 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



Presentations, Fellowships, Workshops, and Awards

Academic Curriculum Design for English 101, 102, 202

  • First-Year Composition and Introduction to Creative Writing 

Writing Center and Tutoring Experience

  • Facilitator. UofL LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Group ⋅ 2018-2019
  • Consultant. University of Louisville Writing Center ⋅ 2016-2017
  • Mentor. Sarabande Writing Labs ⋅ Sarabande Books ⋅ 2015

Small Group Discussion Example

  • How do we experience images?
  • How do images and figurative language work together?

Community Writing Webinar Example

  • “Embracing Multitudes: On Imagination and Imagery in Poetry”

Community Writing Workshop Example

  • “In Other Words: Poetry Workshop, Reading, and Exhibit”