Beneath the Soil, Beneath Concrete is a collection of 48 poems by Ashlee Craft.
lions on a gray beach
with my shield of hard rock I went out to try & face the gray
but even it was washed away like waves kissing the sand with death
leaving me stranded & naked on the cold gray shore
alone, alone, alone,
yet: I had never been as close to being washed, numb & fading,
into the ocean as I had always feared I had been
was I near the edge? Yes.
but there was always an invisible barrier, somewhere in front of me
lovingly presiding over my fears
& never allowing them to cut me as deeply as they seemed capable of?
I still enclosed tinder deep inside me
meant to turn my meager slivers of happiness
Publication Date: July 25, 2019
Tenderness on Main is a collection of 43 poems about deep, tender love in all its forms: love between two people, love between the Universe & a person, & love between a person & themselves.
out of the gloom, first //
it was all very tender, the way you
took such great care to unearth the most colorful flower you could find
from the bottom of the pile at the garbage dump &
hold it out to me saying,
“treasures are found everywhere” & I said
“I know, I always find them too” & you
smiled at me & I knew what you meant &
it wasn’t in a garbage dump that we found each other but
neither of us were on top of the world either but
inch by inch we pulled ourselves from the bottom of the pile &
declared that we were worthy & ready &
I reached out my hand to you & you wrapped your fingers in mine &
we carried the flower out of the dump between us &
it always lasted in full-bloom
Publication Date: August 1, 2019
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51 absurdist comedy examples utilizing the slang word “Yeet”.
PUBLICATION DATE: May 26, 2019
PAPERBACK: 58 Pages
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Flowers, Three is a collection of 28 flower & nature photographs taken at Mercer Botanical Gardens in Humble, TX & four poems by Ashlee Craft.
PUBLICATION DATE: January 12, 2019
PAPERBACK: 36 Pages
GENRE: Photography, Poetry
SERIES: Flowers (Zines)
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Dedicated to the beautiful, painful, crazy, dark, light, pitiful, glorious, desolate, depressing, frustrating, hope-filled, stunning, confusing, joyful, lovely, uncomfortable, & radiant space between where you are were & where you want to be, & for those who are facing towards their own meadows & not towards their prior crevices. Keep heading towards the meadow.
Between the Crevice & the Meadow is a collection of 136 poems about triumph, mental health, depression, hope, & finally beginning to heal & step into the amazing future that’s available to you.
PUBLICATION DATE: October 30, 2018
PAPERBACK 218 Pages
A collection of 22 essays from her life & imagination by writer Ashlee Craft.
Published :: June 29, 2018
Paperback 110 Pages
Genre :: Essays
Sheep are fascinating, adorable creatures. See 50 adorable photos of sheep, each accompanied by an interesting fact about sheep. The perfect gift or coffee table book for the sheep fans & animal lovers in your life!
Publish Date :: September 10, 2017
Paperback 106 Pages
Genre :: Non-Fiction
Little Owl is having trouble going to sleep because he is scared and lonely. To make him feel better, all his nature friends around him tell him how he is loved.
Publish Date // March 26, 2016
Paperback 36 Pages
Genre // Juvenile Fiction – Bedtime Stories
Age Range // 1 – 8 Years
Themes // Owls, friendship, love
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So Long, Lonesome Place is a collection of 63 poems about leaving behind that which does not serve you, & the search for the place that you’ve been seeking.
it seems radical to me, all of this / & I’m so afraid I won’t be able to handle it (was any of it real anyways?) / but I do have to keep in mind, in all my moments of doubt & self-questioning, is how many countless others before me have done the same thing that I am doing now, & succeeded in doing so / how many others before me went off & forged their own pathways rather than following in the footsteps others had carved out before them & blindly listening to the instructions mumbled to them in poor faith / how many of them not only survived the falling out, but thrived because of it?
Publish Date // October 2, 2016
Paperback 110 Pages
Genre // Poetry
Owls are one of the most recognizable types of birds. They have brown feathers, large eyes, sharp beaks, talons (claws on their feet), and are known for making “hoot, hoot” sounds. Most owls are nocturnal, meaning that they are awake at night and asleep during the day, but some species of owls are awake during the day. In many cultures, owls symbolize learning and wisdom. August 4th is celebrated as Owl Appreciation Day. Learn all about owls in this educational book.
Publish Date // June 3, 2016
Paperback 27 Pages
Genre // Juvenile Non-Fiction – Birds
Age Range // 7+
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