"Poetry Economics 101: A Primer" (Ashlee Haze)
10.26.2017 - By Drawl | Southern Spoken Word Poetry
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 was the most booked artist at the 2017 NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) Nationals Conference and is in the midst of a 100+ city college tour. Ashlee began writing at the age of ten, performing her first piece at a church Mother/Daughter Banquet. After that, writing became something she did almost daily. By age 15 she was regularly performing at public competitions and events. In 2006, she was the Grand Prize Winner of V-103's "Got Word" Youth Poetry Slam and has participated in the art/sport ever since. Her senior year of high school she was co-president of South Gwinnett High’s Writers’ Society Club and had been published in three national publications. In August 2009, she made her first trip to the National Poetry Slam in which Java Monkey placed 5th in the nation. Ashlee Haze holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University, Atlanta. As of September 2016 she is a full time poet and artist. She was recently named to the Executive Council of Poetry Slam, Inc. the organization that hosts the National Poetry Slam, the Women of the World Poetry Slam, and the Individual World Poetry Slam. Ashlee Haze currently serves as the inaugural slam master and coach for SlamATL based out of the world renowned Apache Cafe. You can find more of Ashlee's poetry on her website or Facebook.