Ashley Opheim (b. 1988), known as Ashley Obscura by some, is a
Montreal-based poet, editor and publisher. She has a BA in Creative
Writing from Concordia University and is the founder and managing
editor of Metatron, a Montreal-based literary press. She is the author of
the poetry collection I Am Here.
Her work and the projects she has been involved in have been featured
in The New Yorker, The Guardian, CBC, The National Post, DAZED,
PAPERMAG, Flavorwire and Fast Company. Her poetry and art have been
anthologized in Canada, the United States, Spain, Romania and Peru and
has been translated in various languages. She has performed her poetry
at various reading series and festivals in Canada, the United States and
She is currently completing her next collection of poetry and writing for
The Museum of Symmetry, a virtual reality game for The National Film
Board of Canada. She is also a literary curator for Gamma (Godberd).