Asha Anderson

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'''Asha Anderson''' is a poet and sometimes publisher currently living in Nevada, U.S.A.
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'''Asha Anderson''' is a writer residing in Nevada but spends most of the time traveling. Her work has appeared in zines and various poetry journals including The Whirligig, Byline Magazine, Westwind Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Poetry Motel and Sein und Werden. She also wrote and published five issues of the perzine [[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 mid-1970s, as member of a yoga community in the remote hills of West Virginia, she wrote and edited for the journal, Brijbasi Spirit. By the end of the decade, internal politics were extremely corrupt and repressive and, in an effort to control the press, the editor was murdered. Soon after that, the entire press group left the society, spit up and went into hiding. Eventually, Asha resurfaced in Ashland Oregon and, in the mid-1980s, along with her partner, founded the letterpress operation, [[SkyRiver Press]]. In 1987, she sold the presses but kept the name, switched to digital and began publishing her zine, [[Reddog Review]]. In 2003, after five issues, she suspended that title indefinitely. Some of her other publications include the poetry journal [[Ash Canyon Review]] and the one-of zines [[Driftwork]] and [[Ghostwriter]].  
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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 two main , including ''Language Barrier'' and ''Anna Sadhorse''. She resides in Nevada but spends a lot of time traveling.   
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Opinionated and outspoken, Anderson was very active in the discussions and battles in alt.zines until the newsgroup imploded and people began drifting on to other venues. At that time, August of 2003, she established the blog [http://www.ashabot.blogspot.com/ Language Barrier] and in 2009 created [http://www.annasadhorse.blogspot.com/ Anna Sadhorse] to host her poetry.  
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Asha resides in Nevada but spends about half the year traveling, writing about and [http://www.panoramio.com/user/2640403?show=best/ photographing] things [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashabot/sets/ as she goes]. She reads at open venues whenever possible, including most of the major cities on the west coast, New York’s lower east side, Florida, Oaxaca, London and Paris.
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== 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://http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashabot// Photos]
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*[http://flickrhivemind.net/User/ashabot/ Hive Mind]
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Asha Anderson is a writer residing in Nevada but spends most of the time traveling. Her work has appeared in zines and various poetry journals including The Whirligig, Byline Magazine, Westwind Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Poetry Motel and Sein und Werden. She also wrote and published five issues of the perzine Reddog Review before suspending the title in 2003.

During the mid-1970s, as member of a yoga community in the remote hills of West Virginia, she wrote and edited for the journal, Brijbasi Spirit. By the end of the decade, internal politics were extremely corrupt and repressive and, in an effort to control the press, the editor was murdered. Soon after that, the entire press group left the society, spit up and went into hiding. Eventually, Asha resurfaced in Ashland Oregon and, in the mid-1980s, along with her partner, founded the letterpress operation, SkyRiver Press. In 1987, she sold the presses but kept the name, switched to digital and began publishing her zine, Reddog Review. In 2003, after five issues, she suspended that title indefinitely. Some of her other publications include the poetry journal Ash Canyon Review and the one-of zines Driftwork and Ghostwriter.

Opinionated and outspoken, Anderson was very active in the discussions and battles in alt.zines until the newsgroup imploded and people began drifting on to other venues. At that time, August of 2003, she established the blog Language Barrier and in 2009 created Anna Sadhorse to host her poetry.

Asha resides in Nevada but spends about half the year traveling, writing about and photographing things as she goes. She reads at open venues whenever possible, including most of the major cities on the west coast, New York’s lower east side, Florida, Oaxaca, London and Paris.


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