Reading Resource Center Coordinator, Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)
Part-time Faculty, Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)
English Dept. | Level: Undergraduate
Courses: English Composition & Rhetoric (Undergraduate)
Literacy Consultant, Galveston Arts Center (Galveston, TX)
Level: Grades 6-8
Course: Zine Workshop
Teaching Artist, Highland Academy Charter School (Beaumont, CA)
English-Language Arts | Level: Grades 6-8
Courses: Visual Storytelling Workshop; Along the Chaparral Veterans Project
Teaching Fellow, University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
Creative Writing Dept. | Level: Undergraduate
Courses: Poetry Workshop (Undergraduate); Intro to Creative Writing (Undergraduate); Survey of Contemporary Poetry (Undergraduate)
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry concentration June 2018
University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, minor in Creative Writing May 2016
Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)
TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
Crisis Intervention/Psychological First Aid Certification 2020
Awarded by Johns Hopkins University
LGBTQAI+ Medical Allyship Training 2019
Awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS
Poetry Seminar, The Ezra Pound Center for Literature (South Tyrol, Italy)
Poetry Workshop, VONA/Voices of Our Nation Writing Workshop (Berkeley, CA)
Black Under (Spring 2020 Black River Chapbook Competition winner)
Black Lawrence Press, published September 2021.
“My Ancestor Who Learned to Read by Staring at the Bible”. Limp Wrist.
“sister, pick which battle to win when you choose to lose the war”. The Rumpus.
“Slave Ship Haibun” and “Acrostic for my Last Breaths”. Jet Fuel Review, Iss. 20.
“Self-Portrait in Blackface”, “Self-Portrait as Overseer”, and “Resignation”. Tupelo Quarterly, Issue 22.
“Self-Portrait as Kendrick Lamar, Laughing to the Bank”. Poetry.
“If”. World Literature Today.
“Ode to Black Skin”. Poetry.
“Cleaning Up Men’s Messes” and “Mamie Till on Carolyn Bryant’s Confession”. Foothill Journal, Volume 8 (2018).
"When Asked About Trans Men and Women in Earnest Prayer" and "How to Pronounce the Word 'Black'". Crab Fat (2017).
“Goddam”. Really System, Issue 13 (2017).
“Teach Me to Float”. Panoply (2016).
“Samson” and “The Same Thing”. Furrow, Volume 16 (Spring 2015).
“Ode to Brown”. Compose (2015).
Essays, Op-Eds, & Criticism
Anderson, Ashanti. (2021). “Deep Nostalgia.” Container.
Anderson, Ashanti (2019). “The Black Women in ‘Joker’ Have Something to Say.” Medium.
Anderson, Ashanti. (2015). “Justice? We’re Still Fighting for Equality.” Furrow:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Undergraduate Literary Magazine.
Anderson, Ashanti. (2012). “Under the Influence.” Pathways: Xavier University of Louisiana First-Year Student Essays.
Writer, “Study Room.” (2018). Short Film. Produced by Haley’s Flight, LLC.
Peer-Reviewed Research Articles
Eskine, K. E., Anderson, A.E., Sullivan, M., and Golob, E. J., (2018). Effects of music
listening on creative cognition and semantic memory retrieval. Psychology of Music.
Anderson, A. E. (2014). College Students’ Perceptions of Various Types of Domestic Violence. XULAneXUS.
Featured Reader, Baby Poets Reading Series January 31, 2021
Featured Reader, Wild & Precious Life Poetry Series August 5, 2020
Featured Reader, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Awards Poetry Reading October 12, 2018
Featured Reader, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival March 25, 2018
Co-Coordinator, Writers Resist: Riverside (with PEN America) January 25, 2018
Featured Reader, Young Adult Writers Reading May 1, 2015
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS RECEIVED
Creative Writing Fellowship - Poetry (2023)
Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts
Change Your Community, Change Your World Grant (2015)
Awarded by Keds, TMI, and DoSomething.org
Keds BraveLife Career Grant (2015)
Awarded by Keds, TMI, and DoSomething.org
AWARDS & HONORS
Winner, Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition 2020
Finalist, Cow Creek Chapbook Competition 2020
Finalist, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship 2020
Nominee, Pushcart Prize for “Cleaning Up Men’s Messes” 2019
Finalist, Foothill Journal Editors Award 2018
Finalist, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Awards 2018
Winner, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest 2018
Winner, Haley’s Flight, LLC Page-to-Screen Short Film Competition 2017
Nominee, Pushcart Prize for “Ode to Brown” 2016
Finalist, Truman Capote Literary Trust 2016