Wes Tirey and Ashleigh Bryant Phillips Talk Animals, The South, and More — Via Postcard

Get to know the writers as they got to know each other this summer.

Wes Tirey is an Asheville, North Carolina-based musician and poet; Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is a fiction writer and the author of the short story collection Sleepovers, and a fellow North Carolinian. Wes released his album The Midwest Book of the Dead — along with a chapbook of prose poems and lyrics — last spring, so to celebrate, the two writers undertook a summer-long project: interviewing each other via postcard. You can read their correspondences here, and get to know them as they got to know each other. 
— Annie Fell, Editor-in-chief, Talkhouse Music

June 2021: Ashleigh writes to Wes

(Photo Credit: left, Bow Smith)

Wes Tirey is a songwriter, guitarist, and poet living in Asheville, NC. His latest album, The Midwest Book of the Dead, was released on cassette and CD by Dear Life Records this April along with an accompanying chapbook of lyrics and prose poems. It will be reissued on vinyl by Mapache Records early next year.

(Photo Credit: Bow Smith)