Ashley P. Taylor

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Ashley P. Taylor is a Brooklyn-based writer and journalist. Her essays have appeared in LUMINA Online Journal, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy Magazine, and Catapult. Her essay, "Crying: An Exploration" (BrainDecoder, December, 2015) was listed among the "Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2015" in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2016.


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Für Bess: On Neighbors, Music Parties, and Growing Up

“It was that closeness that led me to notice the gaps that separated us.”

Mar 06, 2017
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The Writer As Imaginary Friend

To a reader, a writer one has never met can feel like a close friend. That's an illusion. But recognizing that illusion need not leave one sad or lonely.

Apr 17, 2016
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The Unknowable: Writers On Death

Even if a writer dies pen in hand, he or she will not be able to write about what it is like to have died. Death is like an asymptote, something you can approach forever but never reach.

Feb 11, 2016
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Down the Rabbit Hole

“Our teacher would fuss at Alice, but the Caterpillar? Flawless.”

Dec 03, 2015