March 21st, 2018: Alyesha Wise

alyeshaThe author of Carnival (NOT A CULT media), Alyesha Wise is a poet, teaching artist & TEDx speaker from Camden, N.J. Alyesha currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca and is the co-founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement (S.L.A.M.) - an organization providing poetry education and extensive programming for poets. Alyesha is currently the Hollywood (Da Poetry Lounge) Slam Team head coach and served as the Los Angeles (Get Lit) Youth Slam Team co-coach from 2014-2017. A 2014 Hollywood grand slam champion, she is also a 4-time member of the Hollywood Slam Team & a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist. Alyesha has been featured on different platforms and publications such as Huffington Post, Bustle, Afropunk, WHYY, POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed and more. Some relatively recent highlights include - an artistic collaboration with Codeblack Films, Brave New Films and a feature in the Google Interstellar Project, in conjunction with the hit film Interstellar. Co-founder of Essence Magazine, Russell Goings, wrote to Alyesha, “In all, you are awesome.”