Feature Poet – Ashlee Haze
Ashlee Haze – Poet & Spoken Word Artist and winner of the SoFriedPoetry Haiku Contest
It was a hard fought battle with over 200 entries, but in the end, poet Ashlee Haze becomes our first Feature Poet of 2021 winning $50 in cash and free membership for one year for her beautiful haiku:
“poets are public servants
– we can see the wounds
doctors tend to miss”
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, 2- time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist and 2011 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Team Finals Champion. She recently appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk series alongside Queen & Slim composer Blood Orange. Her sophomore book “Smoke” is available now.
Rules for this month's Feature Poet competition:
- To compete, simply enter our #haikuesdays competition by posting an original haiku poem on our twitter page or instagram page between Jan 19 – 26, 2021.
- You can post as many times as you want, but you must use both of our #haikuesdays and #sofriedpoetry hashtags and it must be on twitter or instagram only.
- Winner will receive $50 cash prize.
- Winner will be announced on January 31, 2021 as the SoFried Poet of the Month with a feature spotlight on our website.
- Winner will receive a free one year membership subscription to Southern Fried Poetry Slam (valued at $20) with access to events, discounts and other membership benefits.
- Winner will also receive one performance slot at an the upcoming feature event