Ashlee Haze reads "El Beso" by Angelina Weld Grimké
The slam poet reads work by a freethinking essayist, poet and playwright
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. Visit Ashlee Haze's website for more info.