Communique: Poet Ashleigh Bryant Phillips Carries Dissipating Weight Of Rural NC | Hard Biscuits

May 31, 2017

Continuing our poetry focus this week: we invited recent MFA in Creative Writing graduate Ashleigh Bryant Phillips in to talk about her work in poetry. Ashleigh grew up in rural Northampton County on the North Carolina/Virginia border; she is heavily influenced by her roots there-simultaneously heavy and ephemeral as that way of life fades away. Listen above to hear Ashleigh talk about the family ties and hear her read her poem, "Hard Biscuits." See three of Ashleigh's poems below.

"Hard Biscuits"
Credit Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

    

"Go-Cart Poem"
Credit Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

"Loretta Lynn Hymn"
Credit Ashleigh Bryant Phillips