Ashley Crout was born in Charleston, SC, and graduated from Bard College
and the MFA program at Hunter College. She is the recipient of a poetry
grant from The Astraea Foundation and has received awards from The Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation. Her work has been published in Sojourner, Ponder Review and Dodging the Rain, among others. She lives in Greenville, SC, with her hound, Stella.