Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young is poetry editor at The Spinoff Review of Books. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed collection of essays Can You Tolerate This?, and her second book of poems is due to be published by Victoria University Press in 2019. Ashleigh was born in Te Kūiti in 1983.

Books
Jan 23, 2019

A brief note on feelings by our new poetry editor Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young talks about her feelings as she steps into her new role as poetry editor at The Spinoff Review of Books.

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Books
Aug 23, 2017

The Wednesday Poem: 'Words of praise' by Ashleigh Young

Every day this week the Spinoff Review of Books is publishing a new poem in the build-up to the Phantom Billstickers national poetry day on Friday. Today: a new poem by Ashleigh Young

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Books
Mar 10, 2017

All Ashleigh, all the time: The Friday Poem, by Ashleigh Young

New verse by a Wellington writer who has become the world's most famous New Zealand author, Ashleigh Young.

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Dec 2, 2016

A final, binding ruling on the correct spelling of the word “eh”

Ashleigh Young resolves the burning issue facing all New Zealanders: the correct way to spell our beloved national particle. Hint: it's not "aye".

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Books
Oct 10, 2016

The Monday Surrey Hotel Writers Residency Award Report: Ashleigh Young meets SJD, talks to a cat, and the cat talks back

Ashleigh Young files a report on her residency at the Surrey Hotel in Grey Lynn as one of the winners of the 2016 The Surrey Hotel Steve Braunias Memorial Writers Residency in Association with The Spinoff Award.

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Books
Mar 11, 2016

The Friday Poem – Your horse, by Ashleigh Young

New verse by Wellington writer Ashleigh Young.

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Books
Dec 2, 2015

Books: The Best Books of 2015 According to a Panel of 10 Experts. Our Fifth Expert – Ashleigh Young

All week this week 10 readers choose their favourite books of the year. Come in, number six: Ashleigh Young.

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Oct 16, 2015
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Sep 25, 2015

Books: A New Poem by Ashleigh Young

New verse from Ashleigh Young.

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