Ansley is a poet, teacher, editor, and traveler from the Pacific Northwest. She has an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also teaches undergraduate creative writing classes and works as the poetry editor for The Thought Erotic. She is the author of the chapbook Geography (dancing girl press 2015). Her poems have appeared in Typo, Sixth Finch, Black Warrior Review, Jellyfish, DIAGRAM, Denver Quarterly, inter|rupture, and elsewhere.