Ash Winters is an emerging Toronto based poet with a love for capturing the moment in words. Recently sober after years of struggling through an addiction to alcohol their perspective can oftentimes be both blunt and twisted. Growing up gender queer in small town Ontario gave Ash a chance to develop a lavish sense of humour and a deep respect for empathy. Their work is often attempting to sort the world out in hopes that somehow this will help sort them out too.

     Ash graduated from Lakehead University in 2010 with a degree in English. Sense graduating Ash has worked as a beer store clerk,  a courier, a barista, and finally now as a carpenter and poet. Sober for over a year and a half, every day brings a new reason to be grateful and a new reason to stay that way. 


     You can find Ash Winters recent work in: Existere Journal for Arts and Literature, Reverie Review, and Open Minds Quarterly. You can also read some of Ash’s work on their instagram page, find the link below.