Ashley Haywood is an emerging writer, researcher and poet
Ashley's creative, critical and scholarly work has been published in Australian and international journals. She has performed her creative work and delivered readings to audiences in Australia and France. She is the University of Queensland Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellow for 2018.
Ashley received a PhD in Creative Research with her thesis Harlequin Blue and The Picasso Experiment on signs, minds and creativity, or how to write like painting (2015). She lived in Paris, France for two years to research and write her PhD thesis. She is remaking this work into two collections (more on this, and other projects, here).
She has a background in molecular biology and genetics, which continues to influence her creative interests, guiding many of her pursuits into the art-science nexus.
Ashley's poetic work has appeared in various journals, including Southerly, AXON, Rabbit, Verity La, TEXT and Island/Islet. Her creative work has been anthologised in Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual (2017), Spineless Wonders' Out of Place (2014) and Mud Map: Australian Women's Experimental Writing (2013), and exhibited as video artwork in collaboration with Spineless Wonders, Flashing the Square Project and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. You can find links to some of her recent publications here.
She was highly commended in The Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award 2016, hosted by Queensland Poetry Festival (2016). And she recently performed at the World Science Festival Brisbane (2017).
As an emerging critic, she has reviewed contemporary Australian poetry and art for Rochford Street Review and Mascara Literary Review. She is an Associate Editor at the Australian literary journal Rochford Street Review.
Ashley was born on Eora, but belongs to the Lost Generations, following the Stolen Generations, of Indigenous peoples in Australia.
If you'd like to see my CV, which includes some awards and other kinds of recognition in both the arts and sciences, you can find that here (or tile link below).
And please don't hesitate to get in touch, for any reason, whatever strikes!