Ashley Roach-Freiman is a librarian and MFA candidate at the University of Memphis. She is formerly Managing Editor of the Pinch Journal. She really loved editing the Pinch and is grateful to join the lineup of Pinch editors before her and those still to come. Issue 36.1 is out now.

Ashley has been lucky enough to publish in excellent journals and participate in the lit world in many other ways. See more about those endeavors here. She also coordinates and hosts the Impossible Language reading series in Memphis, TN. Her work in the community was featured on the Dean’s List on the Make Memphis blog. She’s overwhelmed by this honor.

She likes to spend whole days making soup, reading novels, and watching Paul Newman movies with her husband Will, the proprietor of Hot Mess Burritos. For extra credit, check out a list of her favorite cultural (i.e. mostly feminist) podcasts at Pop Depravity.


(photo credit: Rachel Hurley)