I know Ashley by @efflorescing_ on Instagram. I've followed her for a while now, and my infatuation with her has yet to wane. She's bright, confident, and raw. In a life full of scrolling, her poetry makes me stop--every time. It's so nice to read poetry that comes from a real place and not some fucking inspirational poster.
Ashley's been kind enough to answer a few short questions:
ME: Where are you from?
Ashley: Austin, Texas
Who do you think is the most overrated poet/writer?
Oh, Atticus, Rupi, the entire lot of them. Hah
Top 3 best bands/singers that inspire you to write:
Pearl Jam and Blue October are always my constants. I rotate a good mix of everything else. From alt/indie to metal to classical.
What's your favorite horror movie?
I have to pick one?! Strangeland