My Work


Forthcoming Nov- December 2020

Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) at Firefly Farms. Awarded a 1 week VIDA scholarship. 

September-  December 2020

Climate Activism Residency at UC Berkeley’s Poetry for the People. Commissioned to write about the climate crisis and develop a body of work addressing the intersection of social issues with climate issues. 

September- October 2020

Tin House Environmental Writing Fall Residency. Awarded a stipend to facilitate completion of collection of Black Eco-poetry 

September 2018

Sundress Publications Best of Net Nomination, The Hopper Literary Magazine and Atlas & Alice Magazine 



Collards.” Frontier Poetry. 2020.

Durag.” Southern Humanities Review 2020 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Issue 53.3  

Undone, The Plug Won’t, Nameless.ClavMag. 2020; Issue 6. 

Running.World Literature Today, Black Voices. 2020 

“Ode to Left Eye.” already felt. 2020; Vol. 1 

“Landfill.” Foglifter Press. 2020; Volume 5, Issue 1: 32.

“Will You Understand It.” Santa Ana River Review. 2020; Volume 5, Issue 1. 

“The Houses I Grew Up In.” Brushfire Literature and Arts. Fall 2018. 


Ajani, Ashia. “Hatching #Blackbirders Week.” Sierra. September/October Issue. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “Now List 2020: Mickalene Thomas and the Art of Saying ‘No’ as a Black  Creative” 2020 

Ajani, Ashia. Making it Easier to Breathe. Sierra. 2020. 

Ajani. Ashia. “Poet Jericho Brown on His Life- Changing Pulitzer Prize Win.Them. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “Black American Bus Drivers at Risk.” Sierra. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “8 Black Eco-Poets Who Inspire Us.Sierra. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “The Making of a Love LetterSierra. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “Danez Smith’s Homie is a Love Letter to Black Queer Friendship.Them. 2020. 

Ajani, Ashia. “This Land is Your Land.” Sage Magazine. 2019; Escalation, 52-56. 

Ajani, Ashia. “Liberation by Soil.BRINK Review. 2019; Issue 5. 


Ajani, Ashia. “Clean.” Santa Ana River Review. 2020; Volume 5, Issue 1. 
Ajani, Ashia. “Yet Another Poem About Denver.Hopper Literary Magazine. 2017.

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