Asha Anderson

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'''Asha Anderson''' is a zine editor from Nevada, U.S.A.
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'''Asha Anderson''' is a poet living in Nevada. Her work has appeared in various publications including Byline Magazine, Westwind Review, Skidrow Penthouse and Poetry Motel. She wrote and published five issues of the the [[zine]] [[Reddog Review]] before suspending the title in 2003.
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Asha Anderson did five issues of the [[zine]] [[Reddog Review]] before indefinitely suspending the title in 2003. After that she published a selection of her poetry in a slim volume called After Hours. She then started a poetry journal called Ash Canyon Review and created a website for the Ash Canyon Poets, a long standing critique group in Carson City, Nevada. Due to clashing personalities and conflicts of opinion this publication was discontinued after only two issues. After that she did a new zine and website called Driftwork with an anything goes format, more to her liking. The first (and last) issue came out in the summer of 2006.
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During the 1970s, Asha Anderson was the assistant editor and writer for the ''Brijbasi Spirit'', a journal published for a yoga community in West Virginia, where she lived at the time. The editor disappeared under suspicious circumstances and she and the rest of the press group left the society shortly after that as the political climate became increasingly more hostile and dangerous. Following a few years in seclusion, she reemerged in Ashland, Oregon and founded SkyRiver Press, a letterpress operation which ran briefly before being dissolved by divorce in 1987.
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Before that (1970s), she was assistant editor and writer for the ''Brijbasi Spirit'', a now defunct journal for a yoga community. She and the rest of the press left the group abruptly when the political climate became life threatening. In the 80s, she founded SkyRiver Press. It consisted of three letterpresses (two table tops and a 1/2 ton floor model). These days SkyRiver Press is digital. Her poetry has appeared in small journals, zines, and newspapers. Opinionated and outspoken, Asha has been a participant in the ongoing battles and discussions at [[alt.zines]] and [[misc.writing]] over the years. She currently does several blogs, including ''Language Barrier'' and ''Anna Sadhorse''. She lives in Nevada where she continues to write and submit to other people's publications. Most recently Skidrow Penthouse published two of her poems, "Pele" and "Skin Trade".
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Opinionated and outspoken, Asha Anderson was very active in the discussions and battles in [[alt.zines]] until the newsgroup finally imploded and people drifted on to other venues. At that time, August of 2003, she established the blog Language Barrier and a few years later got involved with Ash Canyon Poets, a long standing group in Carson City, Nevada. She was the driving force behind the creation of Ash Canyon Review and website. However, due to a variety of reasons, these projects were short-lived. Following that, she launched Driftwork, the zine and website. This had an anything goes format more to her liking but she abandon it to travel in Mexico and Central America.
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Asha resides in Nevada and remains connected to Ash Canyon Poets. She spends about half the year traveling.  
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[http://ashabot.com/ Ashabot]
 
*[http://ashabot.blogspot.com/ Language Barrier]
*[http://ashabot.blogspot.com/ Language Barrier]
*[http://annasadhorse.blogspot.com/ Anna Sadhorse]
*[http://annasadhorse.blogspot.com/ Anna Sadhorse]
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*[http://flickrhivemind.net/User/ashabot/ Hive Mind]
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Revision as of 06:28, 15 December 2012

Asha Anderson is a poet living in Nevada. Her work has appeared in various publications including Byline Magazine, Westwind Review, Skidrow Penthouse and Poetry Motel. She wrote and published five issues of the the zine Reddog Review before suspending the title in 2003.

During the 1970s, Asha Anderson was the assistant editor and writer for the Brijbasi Spirit, a journal published for a yoga community in West Virginia, where she lived at the time. The editor disappeared under suspicious circumstances and she and the rest of the press group left the society shortly after that as the political climate became increasingly more hostile and dangerous. Following a few years in seclusion, she reemerged in Ashland, Oregon and founded SkyRiver Press, a letterpress operation which ran briefly before being dissolved by divorce in 1987.

Opinionated and outspoken, Asha Anderson was very active in the discussions and battles in alt.zines until the newsgroup finally imploded and people drifted on to other venues. At that time, August of 2003, she established the blog Language Barrier and a few years later got involved with Ash Canyon Poets, a long standing group in Carson City, Nevada. She was the driving force behind the creation of Ash Canyon Review and website. However, due to a variety of reasons, these projects were short-lived. Following that, she launched Driftwork, the zine and website. This had an anything goes format more to her liking but she abandon it to travel in Mexico and Central America.

Asha resides in Nevada and remains connected to Ash Canyon Poets. She spends about half the year traveling.

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