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Ashley Obscura

With a bachelor of arts in creative writing, she has published two poetry collections: Ambient Technology (Metatron, 2018) and I Am Here (Metatron, 2014). Her poetry has been translated, anthologized and published in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Romania and Germany. She has been anthologized as one of Canada’s best young poets (In/Words Press), named “one of the best poets in Quebec today” (Spirale) and anthologized as one of the most influential female poets in Quebec over the past 20 years (Anthologie de la poésie contemporaine des femmes au Québec). Her work and affiliated projects have been written about in the New Yorker, Dazed, Flare, Nylon, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, and more.
Obscura also works in the world of discursive feminist video game making with long-time collaborator Paloma Dawkins. With an acute focus on new media poetics and interactive narrative, she has done the writing for the video games Oceanarium and Songs of the Lost, and the virtual reality experience Museum of Symmetry (National Film Board of Canada), which won multiple awards including the Canadian Screen Award for Best Virtual Reality Game in 2019 for its excellence in digital storytelling.
Obscura is the Founder and Managing Editor of Metatron Press, a literary publisher and innovative incubator for young poets.
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Ambient Technology. Metatron Press, 2018
I Am Here. Metatron Press, 2016


Museum of Symmetry | Best Virtual Reality Experience for Canadian Screen Awards, 2019
Museum of Symmetry | Best Out of Body Experience for North Bend Festival, 2018
Museum of Symmetry | Interactive Experience (People's Choice) for FIVARS Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality, 2018
Museum of Symmetry | Interactive Production - Fiction for PRIX Numix
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