Episode seven features poet and spoken word artist Ashley Harris, who recently published the chapbook If the Hero of Time Was Black, based on the Zelda video game series. Ashley is a Virginia native, and a CUPSI and Brave New Voices alum based in Durham, NC.
Ashley Harris is a longtime spoken word artist and poet. Her powerful performances have led her to feature and perform her original poems across the country, most recently during her book tour in support of If The Hero of Time Was Black. Ashley meshes her love for poetry, Black culture and science into a collection that is truly unique and thought-provoking.
During our conversation, Ashley discusses the origins of her Zelda appreciation, how she leaned on the support of her mentors to make this book a reality and how she fights against complacency for evolve as an artist.
To purchase If the Hero of Time Was Black visit: https://www.weaselpress.com/product-page/if-the-hero-of-time-was-black
Follow Ashley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alchemistnegra
Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyalanpoe/
As always, this episode features the following music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions.
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Sometimes our dreams seem infinitely distant from our reality. Ashley Harris is proof that you can realize your talent and potential with a bit of determination, patience and ingenuity.