Profile: Ashley Dioses

Ashley Dioses is a writer of dark fantasy, horror, and weird poetry from southern California. Her debut collection of dark traditional poetry, Diary of a Sorceress, was released from Hippocampus Press in 2017. Her second collection of early works, The Withering, is forthcoming from Gehenna and Hinnom Books this year. Her poetry has appeared in Weird Fiction Review, Spectral Realms, Weirdbook Magazine, and elsewhere. Her poem “Carathis,” appeared in Ellen Datlow’s full recommended Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven list. She was also a nominee for the 2019 Pushcart Prize. She is currently an Active Member of the HWA and a member of the SFPA. She blogs at


  • Horror Writer’s Association Dark Poetry Scholarship 2017

Most Recently Published Work (as of September 2020)

The young poet Ashley Dioses has already established herself as a leading voice in contemporary weird poetry. Known for her meticulous use of rhyme and meter, her deft melding of the strange and the erotic, and her novel treatments of such age-old themes as the vampire, the witch, and the ghoul, Dioses now gathers the best of her recent poetry into her first collection—a scintillating assemblage of nearly 100 poems short and long, published and unpublished.

With this single volume, Ashley Dioses takes her place as a worthy successor to the long line of California Romantics, beginning with Ambrose Bierce, Clark Ashton Smith, and Nora May French, and carrying on with Donald Sidney-Fryer and K. A. Opperman (The Crimson Tome), with whom she has worked closely.

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