"The deep blues flowing beneath all language come to the surface here. Asher Marron rescues, as only a poet can, our collective voices in the name of justice and healing. In the process of this work, we learn that what was lost will be found again."
—Andrew Joron, author of The Absolute Letter
"Asher Marron’s chapbook We were alone together. I forget the rest. is a serious project on life within the COVID pandemic. The personas are well-chosen and well- articulated in these timely poems. Asher’s eye and ear are instruments of precision as the words of workers and other citizens feel like an urgent drumbeat. The reader responds to these rhythms as indelible facts are urgently offered. Reminiscent of CD Wright’s prison book, One Big Self, Asher’s book takes us there, whatever the consequences."
—Maxine Chernoff, author of Without
Winner of the 2020 Quarantine Chapbook Contest, Asher Marron Asher Marron is a poet and educator based in the Bay Area. They are currently a student in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. Their interests in history, spirituality, and queer studies extends through their writing. The aim of Asher’s poetry is to beatify queer bodies through the inclusion of spiritual aesthetics. They hope that their readers take away from their work that queer people are absolute magic.
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