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Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

about

“The literary love child of Carson McCullers and John the Baptist, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips’s imagination is profoundly original and private."— Rebecca Lee, author of Bobcat.

“Ashleigh's stories are filled with a tremendous sense of humanity that’s nuanced and not derived from any other story — I love reading them, I'm energized by them.” — Robert Anthony Siegel, author of the essay collection Criminals.

“Ashleigh has helped me understand what writers are trying to do— time and place can be mixed up together, and if done right, the story sings to not only rural readers, but everyone. She has helped me understand that the South nurtures people and wounds people. She writes with love and precision."— Clyde Edgerton, novelist, Guggenheim fellow and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers



Ashleigh Bryant Phillips grew up (and still lives in) Woodland, North Carolina, there's no stop light. She earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington where she was a Byington fellow. She's led workshops to fifth graders, undergraduates, and senior citizens. Her stories have been nominated for Best of the Net, awarded Best Small Fictions 2019, and taught in creative writing classrooms. She wants to thank you for reading her work. Please, if it makes you feel anything tell others about it. And get in touch at miss.abphillips@gmail.com

selected works

2019

June Bugs [Empty House Press]
Two Poems [Scalawag]
Shania [The Nervous Breakdown]

2018

Sleepovers [Hobart]
The Light and Stars [X-R-A-Y]
A Most Righteous Roast [Our State]
In Dreams [Vote No on Amendment 1 E-Zine]
Return to the Coondog Castle [Parhelion]

2017

Friday Night, Winter [Instant]
There By Faith I Received My Sight [DrDoctor]
Mine Craft [Show Your Skin]
The Bass [BULL]

2016

The Truth About Miss Katie [Tusk]

Collaborations

Yes, God Heard, I Know He Heard [Talking Book]
Another Day in Paradise [Whitten Sabbatini]
Stella [Clyde Edgerton Crossroads Project]

interviews & readings

North Carolina [Fifty Feminist States]Talking Book House #1 [Talking Book]
Northampton County Women's Kirby Club
Interview & Reading [DrDoctor]
Reading [WHQR]

Music Writing

Chatham Rabbits [Robust Records]
Kate Rhudy
Ryan of Oulipo [City Daze]
Coy/Estrangers/Astro Cowboy/The Tills [City Daze]
Museum Mouth [City Daze]
2014 End of Year List [City Daze]
Astro Cowboy [City Daze]
JC Graves [City Daze]
Kevin of Less Western [City Daze]
Lilac Shadows [City Daze]
Naked Naps [City Daze]
Cat Be Damned [City Daze]
The Pie Face Girls [City Daze]
John of Zack Mexico [City Daze]
Deerhunter [City Daze]
Marc of Ghostt Bllonde [City Daze]
Troy of WOOL [City Daze]
Iggy of The Lollipops [City Daze]
Father John Misty [City Daze]
Hopscotch Music Fest [Indy Week]
Mandolin Orange [Indy Week]
M. Ward [Indy Week]
Other Lives [Indy Week]

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