BIO

Ashley Lumpkin is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. She is the author of four poetry collections, "{} At First Sight", "Second Glance", and "Terrorism and Other Topics for Tea", and "#AshleyLumpkin". 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 assistant coach. She co-curates the series "First Draft," a reading of new works and works in progress. She is one-fifth (and only Slytherin member) of the Big Dreams Collective and currently serves as a member-at-large on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society.

 

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. 

ACCOLADES

IN THE PRESS

Poetry Slam

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 Southeastern 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 Southeastern 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

Featured Performer/Facilitator:

Arts in the Heart of Augusta

Bennett College

Davidson College

Elon University

Flyleaf

Greensboro Bound

Hayti Heritage Center

MAD Studios

North Carolina A&T Univeristy

North Carolina Writers' Conference

Rutgers University

SEAHO Conference

SEWSA Conference

SUSO Conference

SoFar Sounds

Verses

University of North Carolina

Wordsomnia

All Def Digital YouTube Channel

Button Poetry YouTube Channel

Slam Find YouTube Channel

Write About Now YouTube Channel

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