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Alyesha Wise          

Writer, Poet & Educator; Co-Founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement

Alyesha Wise is a poet, teaching artist & TEDx speaker from Camden, N.J. Wise currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the co-founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement - an organization providing poetry education and extensive programming for poets, and The Director of Program Development for Street Poets - a non-profit mostly serving juvenile injustice-involved youth.

Wise served as the Da Poetry Lounge slam team head coach from 2017-18, co-coaching both teams to final stage at The National Poetry Slam. She also served as the Get Lit-Words Ignite youth slam team co-coach from 2014-2017. Wise spends most of her time as a teaching artist and mentor. She visits classrooms, detention centers & other facilities mentoring, performing & teaching poetry.

Wise is a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and has been featured on different platforms and publications such as OWN, BET, Huffington Post, Bustle, Afropunk, PBS, POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed, Free Speech TV and more. She has collaborated with The Nantucket Project, the ACLU of Southern California, Brave New Films and additional major platforms, having featured in the Google Interstellar Project, in conjunction with the hit film Interstellar. Ron Howard once wrote about Wise's work, "Very Powerful."

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