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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 3- time Queen of the South poetry Slam Champion, 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist and 2- time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist. She recently appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk series alongside Blood Orange.  After her poem “For Colored Girls who Don’t Need Katy Perry when Missy Elliott is Enough” went viral, Missy Elliott was so moved she showed up at the poet’s house. Her sophomore book "Smoke" is scheduled for release fall 2020.

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.

 Ashlee Haze Artist Resume

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MEDIA APPEARANCES

NPR Tiny Desk
BET The Quad- Television- Poet # 3
Button Poetry Live

Songwriting credits

Freetown Sound- Blood Orange- “By Ourselves”- 2017

CORPORATE MARKETING/ COMMERCIALS

Blavity- Summit21- UnSpoken Performance- 2019
Ohio “One Student” Campaign- 2018
Lane Bryant “This Body” Campaign- 2017
THINX- New York Fashion Week Installation- 2017
Refinery 29- 29 Rooms Art Installation- 2017-2018

podcasts


UnBasic Podcast- 2016-2019- Independent  
Code Switch- 2019- NPR
Adult-ish- 2018- Present- YR Media

Workshops


Gallery 992-  2019- The More Black Girl than Magic Writing Workshop
Moxy- 2018- “Pump up the Volume: An Effective Communication Workshop”
Copper Hills High School- 2018- “Slam, the Art of Connection & Emotional Safety”
College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)- “Touring 101”
Southern Fried Poetry Slam- 2017- “The Fundamentals of Art as Business”
National Poetry Slam- 2017- “Slam, the Art of Connection & Emotional Safety”
Button Poetry Live- 2017- “Coping Mechanism: A Grief & Remembrance Workshop” 

SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY APPEARANCES


Agnes Scott College
Albright College
All Write Festival/ Pattonville High School
Alvernia University
Arcadia University
Arkansas State
Ashland University
Augustana College
Bates College
Bates College
Boston College
Bradley University
Bridgewater State University
Bryant University
California State University- East Bay
Central Connecticut State University
Christopher Newport University
Coker College
Colby Sawyer College
College of Charleston
College of Staten Island
Connecticut College
Converse College
Des Moines Community College
Dominican University
Drake University
East Central University
Eckerd College
Edinboro University of PA
Elmhurst College
Emory and Henry University
Emory University
Everett Community College
Fairleigh Dickenson University
Farmingdale State College
Florida Southern College
Franklin Pierce College
Global Ministries
Grays Harbor College
Guilford College
High Point University

Hiram College
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University Purdue
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University-Purdue-Fort Wayne
John Carrol University
Keene State College w/ Buddy Wakefield
Lesley University
Linfield College
Longwood University
Lynchburg College
Manhattanville College
Mary Baldwin College
Millersville University
Mitchell College
Morton College
Newberry College
Northern Virginia Community College
Oakland University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Penn State
Penn State Erie
Penn State University - Abington
Penn State- Berks
Phillips Exeter
Queensborough Community College
Radford University
Rutgers College
Rutgers University
Saint Leo University
Saint Mary of the Woods College
Salem College
Salisbury University
Shippensburg University
Siena Heights University
South California State
South Dakota State University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Utah University

St. Anselm College
St. Cloud State
St. Joseph's University
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Polytech
SUNY Potsdam
Susquehanna University
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Tri Technical College
University of Arkansas- Fayetteville
University of Central Arkansa
University of Central Missouri
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston Victoria
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
University of Indianapolis
University of Kansas Lawrence
University of Missouri- Kansas City
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh- Bradford
University of Pittsburgh- Greensburg
University of Southern Maine Portland
University of Tampa
University of Texas at Tyler
University of Wisconsin Madison
Ursinus College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington College
Western Carolina University
Western Michigan University
Whitman College
Willamette University
Wittenberg University
Xavier University

CONCERT VENUE APPEARANCES


Terminal 5 w/ Blood Orange- New York, NY
Center Stage w/ Blood Orange- Atlanta, GA
Lincoln Hall w/ Blood Orange- Chicago, IL
529 East Atlanta Village w/ Olivia Gatwood- Atlanta, GA
Cat's Cradle w/ Andrea Gibson- Carrboro, NC
Georgia Theater w/ Andrea Gibson- Athens, GA
Mercy Lounge w/ Andrea Gibson- Nashville, TN
The Grey Eagle w/ Andrea Gibson- Asheville, NC
The Hi Tone w/ Andrea Gibson- Memphis, TN 
The Parish @ House of Blues w/ Andrea Gibson- New Orleans, LA

performance coaching


Agnes Scott College- CUPSI- 2018- Semi Finalists
Slam Camp- 2017
Private Coaching References Available Upon Request

publishing credits


Winter Tangerine- 2019- “translate”
A Garden of Black Joy- Forthcoming- “hymn”

Accomplishments


2018 Queen of the South Poetry Slam- Grand Champion
2018 Lake Eden Arts Festival Poetry Slam- Grand Champion
2017 NACA Nationals- Most Booked Artist
2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam- Finalist
2016 Queen of the South Poetry Slam- Grand Champion
2016 Individual World Poetry Slam- Finalist
2014 3rd Annual Pink Door Writing Retreat- Attendee
2014 Queen of the South Poetry Slam- Grand Champion
2014 Roswell Roots Poetry Slam- Grand Prize Champion
2013 Roswell Roots Poetry Slam- 2nd Place Winner
2012 National Poetry Slam Haiku Championship- 2nd Place Winner
2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist - Finalist
2012 Roswell Roots Poetry Slam-Grand Champion
5 Time Member of Java Monkey Slam Team (2009-2016)

grants


2018- City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs- Emerging Artist Grant
2018- City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs- Contract for Arts Services


Formal education

B.A. Philosophy- Georgia State University- 2012