Asha Anderson

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Asha Anderson is a poet and sometimes publisher currently living in Nevada, U.S.A.

Opinionated and outspoken, Asha was a very active participant in the ongoing battles and discussions in alt.zines before it imploded. At that time, she also wrote and published the zine Reddog Review then indefinitely suspended the title in 2003. Asha was the driving force behind the creation of Ash Canyon Review and the website for Ash Canyon Poets, a long standing critique group in Carson City, Nevada. However, due to clashing personalities and conflicts of opinion, this publication was discontinued after only two issues. Their website is also defunct. Around that time she also launched a 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.

In the '70s Asha was assistant editor and writer for the Brijbasi Spirit, the journal for a yoga community in which she was then residing. She and the rest of the press group left abruptly when the society's political climate became life threatening. She then founded SkyRiver Press, a letterpress operation. These days SkyRiver Press is digital although currently she is more interested in submitting her work to outside publications though she is not above arranging an event for an opportunity to read. Her poetry has appeared in various journals, zines, and newspapers over the years. She resides in Nevada but spends about half the year traveling.

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