• Ashanti Anderson / Ashanti Creates

    Ashanti Anderson is a Black Queer Disabled poet, screenwriter, and playwright. Their debut short poetry collection, Black Under, is the winner of the Spring 2020 Black River Chapbook Competition at Black Lawrence Press. Their poems have appeared in World Literature Today, POETRY magazine, and elsewhere in print and on the web. Learn more about Ashanti’s previous & latest shenanigans at ashanticreates.com or on Instagram @ashanticreates.

     

    For bookings/speaking engagements, please contact: Coriolis Company

    For all other inquiries, please email ashanticreates [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Cover Art: "Untitled" by Mariah Quintanilla. Instagram: @mariah_quintanilla

    BLACK UNDER

    Poems by Ashanti Anderson

    Black River Chapbook Competition Winner

    Black Under layers outward perception with internal truth to offer an almost-telescopic examination of the redundancies—and incongruences—of marginalization and hypervisibility. Anderson torques the contradictions of oppression, giving her speakers the breathing room to discover their own agency. In these pages, declarations are reclamations, and joy is not an aspiration but a birthright.

     

    Read reviews of Black Under in Tupelo Quarterly and MADDBLACKREADS.

  • WRITING (SELECTED)

    ESSAYS

    Deep Nostalgia (audio available)

  • Kick a**—and look good while doing it.

    Help your neighbor (without calling the police).