Poetry Express: All Lit Up

Read All Lit Up’s Q&A with Ash in which they tell us how frustration has been an unlikely source of inspiration, how their idea of poetry has changed over the years, and their hope that Run Riot become “a love letter to all those folks sitting in rehab cafeterias scribbling in journals not entirely sure what to do with themselves next.” Plus, read the poem “Day 44” from their collection, below.

Mental Health Much: Podcast

In this episode of Mental Health Much?, Ash Winters, a Toronto-based queer poet, joins me to discuss addiction and creativity. From growing up in a small town to discovering themselves through their art, Ash kindly explores with us their journey to sobriety. An episode rich in dialogues on finding communities and letting in the right role models.


I Am and The Montreal Apartment where published in the White Wall Review in December. You can check them out online here.


In this article for Rob Mclennen’s blog. Find out what a typical writing day for Ash looks like.