Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, literary artist, AI researcher, and author of the “instant techno-classic” Technelegy, as well as co-founder of theVERSEverse. Recognized as a pioneer of algorithmic authorship, blockchain poetics and publishing innovation, Stiles became the first writer to bring AI-powered literature to a major auction house when her poem, “COMPLETION: When it’s just you,” sold at Christie’s in 2022.
Recent honors include a Future Art Award, nominations for the Forward Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and finalist status for the Christopher Smart Prize and Palette Emerging Poet Prize. Stiles has recently spoken at Art Basel, The Brooklyn Museum, SXSW, Digilogue Istanbul, the Ai4 Summit, AWP and Miami Art Week, and has exhibited widely at both analog and virtual venues around the globe, from New York to London to Dubai to Tokyo.
A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, Stiles has served as Poetry Mentor to the humanoid android BINA48 since 2018, and lives near New York City with her husband and studio partner, Kris Bones.