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Ashlee Haze reads her original poem "Temple"

Atlanta-based spoken-word poet Ashlee Haze
Ashlee Haze
Spoken-word artist Ashlee Haze

The Atlanta-based slam poetry champ reads one of her own pieces for Poetry Moment

Ashlee Haze is a poet and spoken-word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago.

Earning the nickname “Big 30" because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam. She has been a part of the Atlanta Poetry circuit for over a decade and has been writing over 15 years. Ashlee Haze is a three-time Queen of the South poetry Slam Champion, two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist and two-time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist.

She recently appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk series alongside Queen & Slim composer Blood Orange.

Her sophomore book Smoke is available now. Ashlee will appear at Spokane Falls Community College on January 18, 2023 as part of an event sponsored by the SFCC Black Student Union.

Visit Ashlee Haze's website for more info.