Ashley Tsuruoka is a writer of words and sounds from NYC living in Tokyo. Her collaborative poetry projects, research papers and immersive music-poetry pieces have been presented in the USA and Japan, including ICMC 2019 in New York, ELO Conference & Media Arts Festival 2020 in Florida, and Inter BEE 2021 & 2022 in Chiba, Japan. As a performing artist, she performs music and poetry pieces around New York and most recently, Shibuya WWW in Tokyo. Ashley pursued studies in creative and professional writing and received a Masters in music from New York University. She has written articles, press releases and biographies for artists, musicians and music studios. As a teaching artist, she organizes group poetry workshops for children to nurture a natural enjoyment for reading and self-expression through words and art. Ashley is currently writing a book of digital poetry.