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Residency Dates
  • May 29th 2012 to Jun 15th 2012
  • Jul 15th 2013 to Aug 11th 2013
  • Apr 7th 2017 to Apr 22nd 2017
  • Apr 11th 2022 to Apr 29th 2022
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USA

Sally Ashton is a poet, writer, teacher, and editor-in-chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. She earned her MFA in Poetry and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars and served as the second Santa Clara County Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013. She is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship, Poetry, from Arts Council Silicon Valley. Publishing in three genres and specializing in short forms, she’s the author of four books, including The Behaviour of Clocks (WordFarm 2019), a poetic inquiry into time framed by Einstein’s thought experiments. Sally taught creative writing at San Jose State University for over ten years and is a popular teacher at workshops, including Disquiet: An International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

She has a keen interest in the intersection of the arts and physics, and in the relation of image to word. Her current project continues inquiries into time, space, and global issues. Ashton has three grown children and lives in Los Gatos, California with her husband, Frank.