I’m a librarian and poet in Memphis, TN. 

I’ve published poems in excellent journals and participated in the lit world in many ways. I coordinated and hosted the Impossible Language reading series in Memphis, TN from 2013 to 2017. On a good day, I’m working on a full-length book of poems. On a bad day, I’m watching a lot of tv and thinking about the past.


Publications & Noteworthy

books & chapbooks

Bright Along the Body, chapbook, Dancing Girl Press, 2017


Cover art and design by April Pierce.

published & forthcoming poems

noteworthy events & publications

coordinator / host




I bring my background in poetry writing to instruction and librarianship, creative energy that allows me to design engaging, informed, and user-friendly curriculum. I believe in working with students’ innate curiosity and use backward design, universal design for learning (UDL), the philosophy of critical librarianship, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to make lesson plans to meet all students where they learn. I deeply love my job.


  • James E. Ward Instruction Award – Tennessee Library Association, 2018

Conference Presentations


See my LinkedIn profile here.

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Get in Touch

Email / ashleymroach (at) gmail (dot) com