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Ashley Lumpkin is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. She is the author of five poetry collections: {} At First Sight, Second Glance, Terrorism and Other Topics for Tea, #AshleyLumpkin, and Genesis. Her book "I Hate You All Equally.", is a collection of conversations from her years as a classroom teacher. A lover of performance as well as the written word, she has been a competing member of the Bull City Slam Team since 2015 and currently serves as its coach. 

Above all else, Ashley considers herself a teacher, poet, and fryer of food. She is a lover of mathematics and language. She loves you too. 

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Featured Performer/Facilitator:

Arts in the Heart of Augusta

Bennett College

Bookmarks Moveable Feast

Casper College

Charlotte Shout

Davidson College

Elon University


Greensboro Bound

Hayti Heritage Center

MAD Studios

North Carolina A&T University

North Carolina Writers' Conference

Rutgers University

SEAHO Conference

SEWSA Conference

SUSO Conference

SoFar Sounds


University of North Carolina Process Series


All Def Digital YouTube Channel

Button Poetry YouTube Channel

Slam Find YouTube Channel

Write About Now YouTube Channel

Poetry Slam

2020 Women of the World Poetry Slam Semifinalist

2020 Bull City Grand Slam Finalist

2019 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Finalist

2018 National Poetry Slam Semifinalist

2018 3rd Place Southern Friend Team Slam 

2018 6th Place Women of the World Poetry Slam 

2017 Southeast Regional Poetry Festival  Champion​​

2017 8th Place Southern Fried Team Slam

2016 9th Place National Poetry Slam

2016 16th Place Women of the World Poetry Slam

2016 National Poetry Slam Semifinalist

2015 2nd Place Southern Fried Team Slam

2015 Southeast Regional Poetry Festival Champion

2015 National Poetry Slam Semifinals Showcase

2015 Bull City Grand Slam Champion

2014 Scupp Slammers Grand Slam Champion

2012 5th Place National Slam Group Piece Finalist

2012 Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

2011 Piedmont Slam Grand Slam Champion

2011 5th Place Southern Fried Team Slam

2010 Piedmont Slam Grand Slam Champion

2010 5th Place Southern Fried Team Slam

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