I Am Here

Ashley Opheim

A miracle is a shift in perception.


Using both stream-of-consciousness and the confessional mode, I Am Here attempts to merge the richness of inner worlds with the poverty of the external. From auras to iPhones, what emerges in this unique collection of poetry is a perspective that is bursting with  a lust for magic and an infectious, introspective curiosity.


Ashley Obscura is the author of two poetry collections: Ambient Technology (Metatron, 2018) and I Am Here  (Metatron, 2014) and the scriptwriter and co-conceptualizer of three experimental video games. Her poetry has been translated, anthologized, and published in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Romania, and Germany. She's been anthologized as one of Canada’s best young poets (In/Words Press), named “one of the best poets in Quebec today” (Spirale), and anthologized as one of the most influential female poets in Quebec over the past 20 years (Anthologie de la poésie contemporaine des femmes au Québec). In 2017 her poetry was shortlisted for the Fence Poetry Prize. Her work and affiliated projects have been written about in the New Yorker, Dazed, Flare, Nylon, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, and more. Aside from her creative practice, she is the Founder and Managing Editor of Metatron Press, an award-winning literary publisher and innovative incubator for young poets.

60 pages

Cover design | Anjela Freyja

ISBN | 978-0-9936174-2-3

Spring 2014






The Idiot on Fire

by Brad Casey


by Ivanna Baranova

Ambient Technology

by Ashley Obscura