• Poetry & Other Writing

    Burning Through Dreams

    My poem, “Burning Through Dreams”, has been selected for inclusion in an upcoming issue of The Laurel Review. I’m honored and delighted. The Laurel Review was formed in 1966 at The University of Bridgeport, and is a biannual literary magazine run by GreenTower Press at Northwest Missouri State. Burning Through Dreams Curved around my dreaming I dive deeper. Cities shimmer, war-torn. Your image morphs into a candle flame wavering before me. Streets curve and reform under strange skies. Oceans surge and tower, falling. Lifted by the night’s tsunami, I awake with dreams lying tangled in my hair, the taste of the moon in my mouth. Your memory lies flashing like…

  • Poetry & Other Writing

    The Disappearance of Poems in Rain

    Honored and excited to learn that my poem “The Disappearance of Poems in Rain” was published in the December 11, 2017 edition of Typishly. Many thanks to Jon, founder and editor, for choosing my work for publication. He said “Your poems are unhurried, calming, measured. Like breathing, in and out.” The Disappearance of Poems in Rain I I drew a brief haiku with one wet finger on a windowsill, then rain washed it all away, the drops of water slowly clouding its calligraphy. Ephemeral as the scent of cedar trees, or the spice of woodsmoke drifting through a winter landscape. II We climbed up to the attic, windows dusted with dark…

  • Poetry & Other Writing

    A Winter Tale

    Jakub Rozalski paints extraordinarily otherworldly scenes. This one caught me so hard that I spent the morning working on a poem about the murder of Santa by Krampus, titled “A Winter Tale.” Snowy field shocked—      (The aisle of blood)

  • Art & Design Projects

    Logo Design for Bruce Blood, Musician

    Songwriter, singer, guitarist…production, live audio, and recording…what does Bruce Blood not do when it comes to music? Honored that my buddy Bruce Blood trusted me to create a logo for his musical life. Next up: a website site re-design to incorporate his new logo and colors!

  • Poetry & Other Writing

    Directions for a Writer

    Honored and excited to learn that my poem “Directions for a Writer” has been selected for inclusion in The Passed Note! Thank you so much to the editor, Pushcart Prize nominee Stephanie R. Johnson, for choosing my work for their Issue 7, June 2018 edition. Directions for a Writer Run hatless out the door. Burn your tongue with all the words the songs the soft sounds of awe. Fly far and high. Circle your center. Be still and know you are the question you are the answer. Fill yourself with wonder. Let it spill over your rim flood down your skin send chills dancing. Lean back under the arch of…

  • Poetry & Other Writing

    Poetry Reading at Traditions Cafe in Olympia, Washington

    This was my first time reading at the monthly open mic at Traditions Cafe in Olympia. Yes, we’ve lived here for almost two years now, but what with one thing and another… Anyway, the poetry flowed from deep-voiced seriousness to slam to sensual to Palestinian. I was touched that strangers came by our table after I read to tell me how much they liked my work. Some even stayed long enough to ask deeper questions. I joined the Olympia Poetry Network, paid my dues, and plan to make a habit of showing up every month to read. Profound thanks to Dick Meyer, for creating such a welcoming space for creativity…

  • Art & Design Projects

    New Business Card!

    I love designing business cards, so I change mine frequently, just for the joy of it! This one combines two things I’m doing a lot these days: myth (writing) and magic (painting). The back reads “Adrienne Asher: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, fine art.”

  • Poetry & Other Writing

    Poetry Reading at Ford Food & Drink in Portland

    I was honored to be invited to read at this August 26th event, which featured VoiceCatcher Spring ’17 poets. Suzanne Sigafoos was the host for the event and the readers were: Adrienne Asher Sara Bednark Margaret Chula Donna Prinzmetal Barbara Sheahan Arzt My poems are included in the link, below— VoiceCatcher reading at Ford

  • Thoughts & Quotes


    One of the few poems I’ve committed to memory. Go figure. Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!…