Ashaki M. Jackson
Ashaki M. Jackson is the author of two chapter-length books – Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (Miel). Jackson is an alumna of Cave Canem and VONA. She is co-founder of Women Who Submit, an organization that supports women writers and nonbinary writers in supporting literary work to top tier publications, and serves on the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts executive board. As part of Los Angeles’s literary community, she has served in mentor and administrative capacities with WriteGirl, 826LA and PEN America. You can read her work in Prairie Schooner, Obsidian, 7x7 LA and Faultline (UCLA) among other publications. Jackson earned an MFA (creative writing) from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Ph.D. (psychology) from Claremont Graduate University.