Ashley Hajimirsadeghi: Director of TYWI's Juven, Writing as a Career, & Poetry Advice

Recently publishYOUth spoke with Ashley Hajimirsadeghi, a prominent youth poet, prose writer, and journalist from Maryland! Ashley is the Director & Co-Editor in Chief of TYWI's Juven Press, and a poetry reader for EX/POST Magazine and Mud Season Review. She has also been recognized by many organizations such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Best of the Net, and she also served as a student judge of Poetry Out Loud NYC in 2021. Additionally, Ashley has experience with freelance writing and has two chapbooks to be published this summer! Here we spoke with Ashley about writing as a career, her advice for submitting, and her very own poetic process!