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Ashlee Haze reads her original poem "Prodigal"

Atlanta-based spoken-word poet Ashlee Haze
Ashlee Haze
Atlanta-based spoken-word poet 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. Visit Ashlee Haze's website for more info.