Charlene Ashley Taylor
Ashley is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Spalding University and teaches as part-time English faculty at the University of Louisville. She's volunteered as mentor for the Sarabande Writing Labs and editor for journals: The White Squirrel, Miracle Monocle, and Lemon Star Mag. Her work has appeared in Lavender Review, Limestone Journal, Coe Review, Merrimack Review, and elsewhere. She’s the recipient of two Scholarship Awards for Excellence in Creative Writing plus the 2018 Creative Writing Award for Poetry from the University of Louisville, and an Emerging Writer Scholarship Award through Spalding University. She will also lead the LGBTQA+ Writing Group at the University of Louisville starting Fall 2018.