So Long, Lonesome Place by Ashlee Craft – New Release

So Long, Lonesome by Ashlee Craft Book Cover

by Ashlee Craft

So Long, Lonesome Place is a collection of 63 poems about leaving behind that which does not serve you, & the search for the place that you’ve been seeking.

EXCERPT

it seems radical to me, all of this / & I’m so afraid I won’t be able to handle it (was any of it real anyways?) / but I do have to keep in mind, in all my moments of doubt & self-questioning, is how many countless others before me have done the same thing that I am doing now, & succeeded in doing so / how many others before me went off & forged their own pathways rather than following in the footsteps others had carved out before them & blindly listening to the instructions mumbled to them in poor faith / how many of them not only survived the falling out, but thrived because of it?

Publish Date : October 2, 2016
Paperback : 110 Pages
Genre : Poetry

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Album #1 – Fields of Destiny (Ashlee Craft) – New Release!

Fields of Destiny - 2016 CoverAvailable on iTunes
Available on Amazon Music

Ashlee Craft’s debut album, Fields of Destiny, is the first album to be published by Freedom Meadow Media. Originally released January 23, 2014. In regards to the meaning of the title, Ashlee says, “A ‘Field of Destiny’ is very similar to my concept of a Freedom Meadow – basically, a happy, safe place, where you can feel & be entirely yourself.” The album spans guitar-driven folk songs (Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Great Day [Reprise]), lushly orchestrated ballads like (I’m Going Out to Be Free), Blues Rock (You’ll Never Own Me), peppy pop-rock (Shooting Star, The Strength of Hope), & upbeat indie pop-folk-rock (I Know You Can Make It, Great Day). Ashlee wrote, produced, recorded, sang, & played all the instruments on every track on the album.

Duration: 40 minutes
Release Date: January 23, 2014

Track List

  1. Great Day
  2. Shooting Star
  3. The Strength of Hope
  4. You’ll Never Own Me
  5. I Tried in the Night
  6. I Know You Can Make It
  7. I’m Going Out to Be Free
  8. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  9. Great Day (Reprise)

Available on iTunes
Available on Amazon Music

Autumn (Four Seasons, #1) Now Available!

Autumn (Four Seasons, #1) by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

In her free-form style of writing, Ashlee Craft’s second poetry book features poems that let you feel the beauty and coziness of autumn. Let your mind soar with the falling leaves, feel the thrill of the cool air against your skin, then sit down for a feast with the family with this collection of sixteen poems.

Publish Date : December 10, 2011
Paperback : 36 pages
Genre : Poetry

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Summer (Four Seasons, #4) by Ashlee Craft Now Available!

Summer (Four Seasons, #4) by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

The sun shines down upon your face as you dance in the field of sunflowers. The smell of freshly mown grass fills the air and the flavor of watermelon lingers in your mouth. You run along the beach, picking up beautiful shells until night falls and you gaze up at the luminous moon and the twinkling stars. Experience the magic and freedom of summer with this collection of 23 poems.

Publish Date : June 12, 2012
Paperback : 46 Pages
Genre : Poetry

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Ashlee Craft / Assemblage, Issue 11 Now Available!

Ashlee Craft / Assemblage Issue 11 - Cover

Issue 11 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

a conversation, like friends 4 / your words were the fall (& my response was the Safety) 5 / movie-making books 6 / friend 7 / again, again 8 / go to sleep 9 / earlier than last time 10 & 11 / it was vaguely raining 12 / in the beginning 13 / learn your monologue 14 / over & over 15 / this is my therapy (or at least it used to be) 16 / paper money 17 / this is ridiculous 18 / they really should be glad, that you’re there 19 / sunny jungle 20 / pissed off 21 / promise I will be free 22 / free to do anything 23 / DON’T MESS WITH ME 24 / crying, in caves 25 / maybe there is freedom in this 26 / rather replaceable 27 / your number of friends does not define you 28 / what I’m made of 29 / your job does not define you either 30 / fully intend on being there 31 / chocolate oatmeal 32 / purchase 33 / fruit color swatches one 34 / the lighting aisle 35 / video a week ago 36 / I freaking love this place 37 / look happier 38 / caffeine 39 / I deserve respect 40 / stickers blank page (or somewhat poetic ode) 41 / STICKERS! 42 / sometimes life doesn’t seem real 43 / more jazz : a few recommendations 44 / walk through a hallway of balloons 45 / extricate you from my life 46 / royalty 47 / be better than what they think you should be 48 / unapologetic 49 / my eyes are open 50 /

Publish Date : May 29, 2016
Paperback : 50 pages
Genre : Magazines

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Ashlee Craft / Assemblage, Issue 12 Now Available!

Issue 12 - Ashlee Craft / Assemblage - Zines

by Ashlee Craft

Issue 12 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

TABLE of CONTENTS

good riddance to you too 4 / wake up (my eyes are open) 5 / neon erasers 6 / like a butterfly 7 / that actually is a good question 8 / impressing, okay? 9 / drawn into a corner 10 / Standard’s story 11 / coffee beans 12 / peace, love, & fortified cereal 13 / ironing is rebellion 14 / am I genuine? 15 / rewritten personality 16 / R-E-S-P-E-C-T 17 / maybe that will be my specialty! (looking back) 18 / being gentle 19 / questioning is always good 20 / fighting for my chair 21 / floors & sleep 22 / how many of them will leave? 23 / deal with all problems as they arrive 24 / I heart learning 25 / tip for organizing your to-do list 26 / dear W. 27 / finally real again? 28 / I never felt that way (I thought I was supposed to) 29 / bye-bye 30 / confused by how we think living is supposed to feel 31 / changed me for the better 32 / good job 33 / a loner – you will not perish without them 34 / don’t gain the world & lose your soul 35 / 19:09 36 / to do soon 37 / fun 38 / an analysis of my desired personality, two years ago 39 / today will be a perfect day 40 / mistakes are okay 41 / a dream about saving the day 42 / obsessed with the aesthetics of everything 43 / exercise wall 44 / to have that control again 45 / be the dawn 46 / felt like a badass in the morning 47 / this time I am the Phoenix 48 / rainbow boas 49

Publish Date : June 26, 2016
Paperback : 50 pages
Genre : Zines

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Owls (Wonderful Wildlife, #7) Now Available!

Owls (Wonderful Wildlife, #7) by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Owls are one of the most recognizable types of birds. They have brown feathers, large eyes, sharp beaks, talons (claws on their feet), and are known for making “hoot, hoot” sounds. Most owls are nocturnal, meaning that they are awake at night and asleep during the day, but some species of owls are awake during the day. In many cultures, owls symbolize learning and wisdom. August 4th is celebrated as Owl Appreciation Day. Learn all about owls in this educational book.

Publish Date : June 3, 2016
Paperback : 27 Pages
Genre : Juvenile Non-Fiction – Birds
Age Range : 7+

Ashlee Craft on the Origins of Freedom Meadow Media

Forest by Ashlee Craft

“I wanted to own a company in order to empower myself to have complete creative control over my work as well as playing an integral part in the success of it (rather than relying on a traditional publisher to do these things for me), as well as making it much easier to promote my work as a whole. I wanted to be the one to tell myself “yes” rather than listening to people tell me “no” all the time; the one to give me permission to be as expansively prolific as I wanted to be.”

Read the rest of the article on Ashlee Craft’s World →

Issue 1 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

Issue 1 (Ashlee Craft/Assemblage)by Ashlee Craft

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Issue 1 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

FEATURES

newness 4 / fuzzy 6 / relieved dream 7 / questions questions questions 8 / please speak to me 9 / I am not the same person 10 / you are here 11 / make you feel 12 / yellow roses for a friend 13 / seven years 14 / down & out 15 / what it’s like 16 / flame 17 / vocabulary 18 / emotions 19 / what I deserve 20 / light & dark 21 / I can 22 / at work 24 / reminders 25 / make a friend today 26 / admit vulnerability 27 / you are there 28 / relieved because I know I was right 29 / happiness hurts 30 / carpet in the afternoon 32 / it was reassuring 34 / concomitant 35 / bees in a tree 36 / every universe 37 / maybe tomorrow 38 / who I will be 39 / revelation 40 / you never owned me 42 / love has no fear 45 / a happiness 46 / how you describe yourself 47 / three things 48

Publish Date : March 18, 2015
Paperback 48 Pages
Genre : Magazines

Issue 3 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

Issue 3 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

by Ashlee Craft

Kindle Edition
Paperback

Issue 3 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I just want to be friends 4 // I don’t care 5 // If you can’t respect me 6 // yellow 7 // red summer flower 8 // no wasted tears 9 // how small? 10 // it wasn’t my fault 12 // you’re not worth it 13 // real friends 14 // more than that 15 // crystals 16 // glorified 17 // goals 18 // to do 19 // you’re still the same person, aren’t you 20 // soundtrack to my life, May one year prior 21 // mirrors 22 // how to love your dog 23 // never invisible 24 // obscure fortune cookie advice 25 // orange zinnia (1) 26 // I need to be better 27 // acting 28 // inspired but tired 29 // sleep schedule 30 // bored 31 // I really like you more than I ever liked anyone before 32 // the artist 33 // you are just as afraid as I am 34 // waiting 35 // perfect afternoon raindrops 37 // short 38 // sleep 39 // sorrow, but I deserve better 40 // not worth my time 41 // authenticity 42

Publish Date : July 2, 2015
Paperback 42 Pages
Genre : Magazines