Alexandria Ashford



 Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

  • B.A. in Creative Writing, emphasis Poetry / Caribbean Literature, 2010

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

  • M.F.A in Creative Writing, 2013

Panels / Readings:

  • Reading of Danke Schoen:  Poems at the Oliver Plunkett, Cork, Ireland.  June 2013
  • Panelist at Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s New York Scholar Symposium, “Publishing Your First Book” November 2012.
  • Reading of Danke Schoen:Poems at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland.  July 2012

 Editorial Experience:

  •  Editor, Ethnografis:  A Poet Reads Rap (Currently)
  •  Editor, Expressionists Magazine of the Arts, 2009-2010
  •  Writing / Broadcast Intern | Premier Christian Media |London, UK, 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Prize Americana for Poetry 2010
  • Lilly Graduate Fellowship 2010
  • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship 2010
  • Douglas Scholarship in Creative Writing 2009
  • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship 2007.


Full-length Books

  •  Danke Schoen:  Poems.  The Poetry Press.  Hollywood, CA. September 2010.  Print.

Individual Poems & Reviews

  • “Lessons in Lavender” and West Cape, In Memoriam” (New Writing:  An Anthology of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama: The Best of Americana, June 2013)
  • Review of The Dream in the Next Body by Gabeba Baderoon  (Prick of the Spndle 6.2, June 2012)
  • Review of A Little North of Hollywood (Or, Dimly and in Flashes) by L.E.K Wilson (Prick of the Spindle 6.2, June 2012)
  • Review of The Lesser Tragedy of Death by Cristina Garcia (Gently Read Literature 7.1, 2010)
  • “Gloaming at Stone County,” (Review Americana, Summer 2011)
  • “Hymn for August” (Silk Road Vol. 6.1, 2011)
  • “Mulatto” and “Art” (South Jersey Underground, Summer 2010)
  • “Tanque” and “Gravity” (Expressionists Magazine of the Arts, Vol. 39, 2010)
  • “Harlem Manifesto” (Chopper Journal, Vol. 5, 2010)
  • “Elegy in Broken Stanzas” (The Rose and Thorn Journal, Winter 2010)
  • “West Cape, In Memoriam” (Review Americana, Fall 2009); “Peach Tree” (The Rose and Thorn Journal, Summer 2009)