Asha Anderson

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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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